[UbuntuWomen] Mark Shuttleworth's comments

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Tue Oct 6 04:37:34 UTC 2009

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 06:55, Jan Claeys <lists at janc.be> wrote:
> Op maandag 05-10-2009 om 23:18 uur [tijdzone +0200], schreef Miriam
> Ruiz:
>> I have the feeling that we're having the same incident all over and
>> over again every 3 months, just with different actors, and whatever we
>> might say we're just not taken seriously.

In this regard, having a collective voice helps. Sometimes it also
helps to establish a direct line of communication -- this may not
always work out according to expectations but that is fine. The
important part is you (impersonal) spoke up. That matters.

> I'm sure every time something like that happens a couple more people get
> the message.  And the road might be long, but one day we will reach a
> place where we want to live...  ;-)

I'll amen that :)  Imho, men who speak up openly against sexist
comments help floss a lot more than they realise, else women who speak
up against sexism  are erroneously  perceived as "whiners".  I had
read Matt's (mdz) blog and thanked him privately, but I'd like to
publicly thank him for his support. We need more folks like him.

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