OK, I'll bite. Sides of this issue you might not be considering
Posted Aug 27, 2009 18:24 UTC (Thu) by BrucePerens
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
Lefty appears to be a man in his 50's. You weren't reading a woman's comments on the "Open Source to Go" blog.
I'll state it clearly:
Women are not so weak that words can keep them from participating in Free Software, amateur radio, and other technical volunteerism.
IMO, you'd be insulting them if you thought so. There must be some other reason keeping them out. I suspect gender-based differences in interest, and do not have a good call on how much of this is nature vs. nurture. There are of course exceptions.
This isn't to say that being less than polite and welcoming of them is acceptable.
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