OK, I'll bite. Sides of this issue you might not be considering
Posted Aug 25, 2009 13:11 UTC (Tue) by njs
In reply to: OK, I'll bite. Sides of this issue you might not be considering
Parent article: FSF to host a mini-summit on Women in Free Software
So, uh... I'm trying to imagine this. A world where the Emacs user base isn't male-dominated, okay, I got that part, but then in that world you can see RMS saying "In the church of emacs we believe that taking his emacs virginity away is a blessed act."?
Because... I mean... really? I can't imagine it. Admittedly, the reason I can't imagine it has a lot to do with the cultural rules for how men cannot say anything vaguely homosexual public, but... there it is. Jokes that allude to the metaphorical rape of women are just more publicly acceptable than jokes that allude to the possibility that the speaker might be gay. (Of course, that version also alludes to homosexual rape, but sadly, I don't think that has much to do with its unacceptability.)
(Oh, just to ++ your count: my wife uses emacs. So do the, like, 40% of the entering CS class at Berkeley who are female, etc., it's actually not that big a deal, but hey, since you're counting.)
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