[UbuntuWomen] [ubuntu-marketing] UWN #51: "... and this evenincluded some wi

Micah Cowan micahcowan at ubuntu.com
Tue Aug 7 19:18:44 UTC 2007

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Melissa Draper wrote:
> j olive wrote:
>> Its too bad that political correctness is more important than
>> information to some people.

What I love about this is that it implies that the choice has been made
to favor "political correctness" at the expense of "information". I
don't see how implying that any women present at the loco teams meet-up
must have been wives of actual community members is (correct)
"information", or how clarifying that to indicate that not all
"bystanders" were women, comes at the expense thereof.

I'd like to point out, though, that Mr Olive's comment seems to be of
the drive-by variety; a search with Google through the ubuntu-marketing
mail archives seems to indicate that he has no prior involvement on that
list, so please don't assume that he speaks for the marketing team.
Martin Albisetti, on the other hand, who has a bit more involvement, has
done more than simply blow off suggestions that this should change.

Of course, since the newsletter is a collaborative effort, there is
little that one person can do about this matter directly, but I would
hope that this notice will have made people a little more vigilant in
their proof-reading.

The thread at ubuntu-marketing includes some messages that were not
copied to ubuntu-women; the ubuntu-marketing thread is at

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