[Foundation-l] Introducing a new mailing list
gattonero at gmail.com
Mon Dec 4 07:48:47 UTC 2006
2006/12/4, Angela <beesley at gmail.com>:
> Following recent discussions on wikien-l where a number of women said
> they were not comfortable contributing to the discussion, a new
> mailing list has been created for female wiki editors to discuss
> issues of gender bias in wikis...
Oh. My. God.
Which will be the next one?
WikiNigger? WikiFaggot? (These names are a provocation)
Are we sure that we need a ML of this kind?
I think it's not good to open a self-discriminating place on wiki: the
strenght of wiki-etc is that everyone has the same right to speak, and
the same importance as any other contributor.
"Close" all the wikifemales in a nice and pretty fence is not the
better way to fight bias... Worst: it's the better way to make
*easier* the formation of stronger gender bias.
The only way to fight gender bias is to discuss about it openly, to
explain, to debate, to confront each other.
More interesting should be to know which are the reasons why these
women were not comfortable contributing to the discussion. Could you
Claudio / Gatto Nero
(ok, to clear the field from all the misunderstandings, I'm gay... so
I think I've the same right to speak about "gender bias" than women :D
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