Yet another male perspective on women in free software
Posted Oct 4, 2007 9:46 UTC (Thu) by stijn
Parent article: Yet another male perspective on women in free software
Well said. At some point you use the word "unwelcoming". I find many parts of geekdom unwelcoming, regardless. There are many mailing lists, news groups and fora where there is a general trend of chestbeating, hipshooting, and worse. This puts people off in general. Of course, when male chauvinism is thrown in (and it happens) a problem is created that is specific to gender.
Some people have made the point: it is our (little/big) club, join if you like. Do not expect us to change. That is to some extent a perfectly sane position. I find it lacking in ambition, both professionally and on a personal level.
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