[Commons-l] Fwd: [Gendergap] Photo of the Day on Wikimedia Commons

Chris McKenna cmckenna at sucs.org
Mon May 16 15:47:13 UTC 2011

On Mon, 16 May 2011, Sarah Stierch wrote:
> Like I said, which I'm having a feeling wasn't even read by many - you cannot 
> pull THAT front page of Commons up in a classroom or educational environment 
> and have it celebrated by a middle school teacher. Some of her kids might 
> think it's "cool" or "hot", but, if I'd be one pissed parent. All it takes is 
> one pissed parent, who overreacts, to report to the news that "my kid was 
> shown porn at school/museum/church/camp/after school workshops/whatever' and 
> all hell will break lose.

In which case you should not be displaying Wikimedia Commons in such 
environments. Wikimedia Commons is an uncensored image repository, not a 
repository of images suitable for uncontroversial display to middle school 
teachers in whichever country you are in.

Chris McKenna

cmckenna at sucs.org

The essential things in life are seen not with the eyes,
but with the heart

Antoine de Saint Exupery

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