[UbuntuWomen] Some will never learn...

t u towsonu2003 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 31 17:49:54 BST 2007

> http://www.jonobacon.org/?p=932

I find his understanding of "diversity" worrying...

> Here's an excerpt from Caveat Lector:
> http://cavlec.yarinareth.net/archives/2007/03/30/what-some-folks-can-
>  do-if-they-choose/
> "But the cycle can be broken. It just has to be broken by men. And, I
>  believe, it needs to be broken as early as possible in the cycle, 
> while the norms of a particular community are still forming. Once 
> they’ve crystallized such that pr0n jokes and “I’d hit that” are 
> acceptable, the battle is lost. That community is inevitably going to
>  drive away some woman sometime, and probably a lot of them.
> Moreover, I have yet to see such a community reform itself."
> That last line worries me a great deal b/c I think Ubuntu is still in
>  the formation stages.

I kinda agree. On the one hand, the cycle is easier to break at the
beginning by men. But it's a bit utopic, because men will not have any
desire to break it because they'll loose privileges as a result. On the
other hand, it is possible to break the cycle later on by women (or
else, there is no hope for feminist struggle -after all, society is an
established community-).

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