The most important problem was omitted entirely - from article and you reasoning too
Posted Oct 7, 2007 2:31 UTC (Sun) by dvdeug
In reply to: The most important problem was omitted entirely - from article and you reasoning too
Parent article: Yet another male perspective on women in free software
They were ostracized because they lacked manners? It's polite to beat up on people so many times that you have to beg your victim to downplay the incident so you don't get kicked out of school? (Yeah, that happened to me.) This illusion that those who were willing to fight for a high rung on the social ladder are somehow better behaved, more open to outsiders or more tactful is absurd. Fraternities, for example, are closed societies notorious for bad behavior, routinely drunkenness and sexual harassment, but up to and including assault, rape and manslaughter. And somehow not a geek to be seen...
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