Yet another male perspective on women in free software
Posted Oct 4, 2007 4:21 UTC (Thu) by felixfix
Parent article: Yet another male perspective on women in free software
I also participate in some gun forums with exactly the same symptoms. In addition to incredibly rude comments about women, even when they are wives or girlfriends of other gunners, the right wing ones also tar all non-gunners as commies and pinkos. For some reason, the non-right wing gunners leave politics alone most of the time, just like tolerant hackers don't default to rude mode.
I suspect there are quite a few other areas with the same bigoted rude intolerance.
I do not understand it at all. Gunners sneer at liberals and refuse to recognize that by insulting all non-right wingers they are driving away their political allies. Misogynist hackers drive away women and non-misogynist men with their rude insults and then make jokes among themselves about hackers not knowing any women.
I wish they would all grow up and put their brains in gear long enough to put two and two together, but if wishes were fishes, the oceans wouldn't have room for water.
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