[Foundation-l] Introducing a new mailing list

Corum O' Fallamhain corumsmail at gmail.com
Tue Dec 5 14:20:24 UTC 2006

I am genuinely suprised that any women would want their own seperate mailing
list. After all, in times gone by, men deliberately kept women seperate from
men in virtually all public spheres because after all, women were
"delicate", "fragile", "silly" and incapable of discussing serious issues
with the "more rational" men. The arguments presented here about how women
don't feel welcome here due to the "aggressive atmosphere" or whatever seem
very familiar... since they are the same arguments presented by sexist,
bigoted MEN in the 19th century who thought "frivolous" women weren't
capable of making it doing anything else other than making our tea and
cleaning our houses,. Setting up a seperate list for women is the most
ironic suggestion I've seen for a long time.  That's my 0.02EUR anyway.


On 05/12/06, Alphax (Wikipedia email) <alphasigmax at gmail.com> wrote:
> Andre Engels wrote:
> > 2006/12/5, Alphax (Wikipedia email) < alphasigmax at gmail.com>:
> >
> >>> Our community is strengthened by having the Wikichicks be part of it,
> >> tell
> >>> everyone their opinions and help on Wikipedia and the other sites
> along
> >> with
> >>> the others. It is not strengthened by putting them on a separate list
> so
> >>> they hear noone and noone hears them. Having them do their thing and
> us
> >> do
> >>> ours is an option. But it's a much worse option than actively working
> >>> together.
> >>>
> >> If a man makes a sexist remark on a mailing list but there are no women
> >> to hear it, is he still a misogynist?
> >>
> >
> >
> > What the hell does that have to do with my remark???
> >
> "If a man says something in a forest but there are no women to hear it,
> is he still wrong?"
> ...
> Yes, putting all the women on one list and all the men on another is
> /such/ a good idea. Then it doesn't matter what the men say, they won't
> be offending any women, will they. </sarcasm>
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