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"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

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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RE[2]: What an utter non-issue
by helf on Thu 9th Jul 2009 15:30 in reply to "RE: What an utter non-issue"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

THANK YOU!

This shit drives me insane. Then /men/ that get all up in arms over it need their balls removed.

I'm sick of people getting offended over everything I say ;)

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

I'm sick of people getting offended over everything I say ;)


;) Perhaps you should stop saying offensive things.

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RE[2]: What an utter non-issue
by nachokb on Mon 13th Jul 2009 04:23 in reply to "RE: What an utter non-issue"
nachokb Member since:
2009-07-13

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.


I just registered just to say this: AMEN. Stop whining about every stupid thing. His joke was not sexist.

If someone did see the commentary as sexist, it's only because of two reasons together: (1) they didn't understand it, and (2) what he was making fun of is sexist in the first place.

BTW, I don't think the author read that xkcd comic (unless this is really a joke). It totally proves him wrong.

nachokb

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