Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jul 2009 12:09 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y During the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit, Richard M. Stallman of the Free Software Foundation (and the Superfluous Introduction Award goes to...) gave a keynote speech. Said keynote speech raised a few eyebrows in the Free software community because of a number of questionable remarks regarding women in technology. David "Lefty" Schlesinger, member of the GNOME Advisory Board and active in the mobile open source community, took issue with RMS' remarks and decided to call him out on it. The response he got was... Less than satisfying.
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RE: What an utter non-issue
by kaiwai on Thu 9th Jul 2009 14:28 UTC in reply to "What an utter non-issue"
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I find it funny that the one who make a racus about it was a male - goodness gracious me, there is nothing stopping a female from standing up and bowling back a googly in response. I've been in situations where guys and girls have gotten on life a house in fire - why? because people pulled the 6 foot cactus out of their ass, relaxed and stopped taking life so seriously.

I swear it is as though there is a small clicky group of people who see it as their duty to make life as bloody miserable as possible for the rest of us by whining about anything that pops into their head. What I find even more funny is when females ask to be 'treated as equals' and when we (the males) treat them as equals, like one our mates - we're apparently out of touch and sexist! Jesus Christ, you can't win either way. I wonder if all us males should find a corner and die quietly away so we're not annoying the feminists so much.

Edited 2009-07-09 14:29 UTC

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