[UbuntuWomen] On becoming an Ubuntu Member

Jonathan Niehof jtniehof at gmail.com
Sat Dec 19 15:03:27 GMT 2009


I've been on work travel and chewing on this (thus the lag). On the
spectrum of "Women will have to solve their own problems" to "Let the
men fix it for you," I feel I erred a bit much toward the latter, and
my apologies. (Balance: it's difficult.) I still see a sheer numbers
issue.

On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 12:45 PM, Alan Bell
<alan.bell at theopenlearningcentre.com> wrote:
> I am unconvinced that an open letter or loud discussion of bad behavior
> will be a positive contribution towards any of the objectives that I
> want the group to achieve.

I wasn't thinking of a "loud discussion of bad behavior." "Open
letter" was a poor choice of words since they've typically been
written for specified complaints. The thought was a basic "why?"
document, i.e.: there are certain barriers to entry for women, these
are systematic although usually neither intentional nor formalized,
they're both surmountable and removable (and we'll all benefit). Maybe
a wiki page that can be linked?

Perhaps my intention would be more clear if I actually hacked
something out. Would preference be to stick it in a corner of the
wiki, or discuss on the ML first to avoid the "this is reality"
appearance that wiki pages tend to take on?



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