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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The problem is religion itself
by divide_by_zero on Sat 11th Jul 2009 21:37 UTC
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Religion can be a pretty thing. But truth is religion has been historically linked to sexism and all sorts of discrimination itself. If you make a pastiche of religion, you are fated to bring along its own original sexism, and the whole endless discussion of whether this discrimination had a bit of truth or not, not to mention the nature / nurture thing.

Edited 2009-07-11 21:47 UTC

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