[UbuntuWomen] Some will never learn...

Elizabeth Bevilacqua lyz at princessleia.com
Sun Apr 1 09:55:13 UTC 2007

On Sun, Apr 01, 2007 at 10:00:38AM +1000, Anna Buttfield wrote:
> I hadn't really thought too much about how the misogyny that lurks
> (not very far) under the surface of sites like digg and slashdot has
> the power to effect women who are in interested in technology.  I'm
> thinking about it now, and the more I think about it, the angrier I'm
> getting.
> Maybe all we can do it leave them to their little treehouses, and keep
> building our own clubhouses with our own rules.  The state of play in
> the geek/tech world is really depressing sometimes, though.


Thank you for this post! It's fantastic.

I think this is really what's missing in the arguments we get from a lot
of men. The arguments only scratch the surface of the problem and don't
take into account all the things you have said.

I hear SO OFTEN that we over-react to things, but it's just because this
misogyny has been simmering for so long - as soon as it boils over just
a little we all jump up and say "See! Look! This needs to stop!"

Elizabeth Bevilacqua // Lyz at PrincessLeia.com

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