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There's plenty of women, right here, right now, on this thread saying the sexist shit that happens does drive them away.... Are you deliberately ignoring and discounting them?
Women don't have the same passion for open source men do? Really??
Posted Aug 27, 2009 23:26 UTC (Thu) by BrucePerens (guest, #2510)
I am not against fixing the problems within the free software community. I am not convinced that those are all of the problems or even the worst problems.
Posted Aug 28, 2009 7:34 UTC (Fri) by koipond (guest, #60493)
You're surprised that sexism has been effective in keeping women away?
Just stop on that comment for a second and then realize that this is privilege. You don't have to worry about this kind of thing at all and because you don't it is a symbol of your privilege. You are free from this kind of fear and frustration.
What had been increasing other people's frustration is that what you've been saying though your words is the whole, "I don't see it, ergo it must not exist." When people point it out you still have that hat on your head and there's nothing women comment makers and experience sharers feel that they can do to dislodge it because you're denying their experience.
It is a large problem because the people who are affected by it say it's a big problem. You can't tell people who are experiencing the situation that it's not a big deal because that's making their problems seem invisible.
Posted Aug 28, 2009 17:54 UTC (Fri) by BrucePerens (guest, #2510)
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