Posted Feb 2, 2013 22:36 UTC (Sat) by man_ls
In reply to: 25 Women in 10 Free Software Organizations for GNOME's Outreach Program for Women
Parent article: 25 Women in 10 Free Software Organizations for GNOME's Outreach Program for Women
This program does not discriminate; it is not sexist. It is a program explicitly designed for women. Discrimination in a program happens when admission is biased by a factor not related to the program itself. Now for some examples to let you know the difference. Using race to select scientists: bad. Using income to help poor people: right on the money. Using gender to select developers: bad. Using gender to increase women participation in free software: only logical. (The issue of whether increasing women participation is worthwhile can be discussed separately; if you think it is not worthwhile I am sure you can find 25 other cavemen to agree with you.)
Many people are against positive discrimination. This is not a case of positive discrimination, but a targeted program. The whole premise of this thread is absurd. Sorry for feeding the troll but too many people are swallowing this disgusting bait.
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