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: Stupid Americans
by BluenoseJake on Thu 9th Jul 2009 14:22 UTC in reply to "Stupid Americans"
BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

So Burger King can air an ad titled "Whopper Virgins" in which they take an Eskimo "woman" (ie: female) and "take her whopper virginity" by making her try both a BigMac and a Whopper...and this is perfectly acceptable advertising. I never heard anyone complain of this ad being sexist, rude, or even a little wrong.


I've never seen this ad, but I can guarantee, if I had seen it, I would have found it offensive, and so would my GF.

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RE[2]: Stupid Americans
by righard on Thu 9th Jul 2009 18:10 in reply to "RE: Stupid Americans"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

Even if your girlfriend is a virgin Eskimo, I fail to see why you or your girlfriend should feel offended by silly commercial.
Also the word virgin does have to have any sexual context, your adding that your self.

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