[ubuntu-uk] Age and gender

Dianne Reuby pramclub at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Aug 7 10:40:53 BST 2008

I'm middle-aged and female - someone has to keep these youngsters in
order! :)

But there is a women's group on the forum, which I don't read much - I
can't help feeling that gender-specific groups are a bit discriminatory.
Unless the object is to show that women *are* using Ubuntu and
encouraging others.

I found lots of examples of older women using Ubuntu when I was looking
out stuff for the demo day - mainly grannies who'd had it installed by
family members. They were new to computers, so learning Ubuntu had no
more fears than learning Windows would have had.

I think the Ubuntu ethos is more geared to lack of discrimination on
whatever grounds.


On Thu, 2008-08-07 at 10:08 +0100, London School of Puppetry wrote:
> In a conversation recently someone said to me that Ubuntu is only for
> techies.....and blokes at that- and young blokes at that!
> Out of interest, as a middle-aged woman- I rarely see any other female
> names on the forum- but I really like Ubuntu but could not do without
> the help from the Forum
> -what is the general format of the forum?and could anything be done to
> change the age/gender profile to make Ubuntu more accessible to
> others-OR are there lots of middle-aged females out there?

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