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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by travieso000 on Thu 9th Jul 2009 16:21 UTC
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I am Mexican Catholic (USA catholics have a cactus up their bum ) ;) We are taught to respect women gays and anyone who deserves to be respected. To me it sounds more like a mock of the christian religion and its supposed importance on virginity till marriage, pokin fun at that not women, not even close to racism or anything else. Does that affend me, no. I believe what i believe in my religion and others have the right to their own religious beliefs. Am i defending him, no. I am just taking it out of that supposed ofense towards women which it was clearly not!!!

I myself am an EMACS virgin. As a matter of fact, I'd say that EMACS has molested me in the ass. (did I offend the victim of sexual assault or gays there... totally unneeded to make my point.. which is the point ;) )

jajajaja i liked that very much funny comment.

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.

bluenosejake, first off i respect women and believe in equality of sexes, but i also like to think for myself. forgive me but with that comment it sounds like you are whipped, look at mommy to see what i can say next, you want me to jump mommy ok i will. she needs to respect you as well and let you speak for yourself.

may God bless you all (whatever god that you may believe in)

Edited 2009-07-09 16:32 UTC

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