[UbuntuWomen] Ubuntu-women IRC channel discussion

Melissa Draper melissa at meldraweb.com
Thu Jan 7 13:33:27 GMT 2010

On Thu, 2010-01-07 at 11:46 +0000, Thyberthpithe wrote:
> On 7 Jan 2010, at 05:53, Melissa Draper wrote:
> > The #ubuntu-offtopic channel is not logged, so the 96%-male part of the
> > community gets to socialise without being recorded. I don't see any good
> > reason why the 50%-woman part that is #ubuntu-women should be forced to
> > socialise under other conditions.
> This!!
> Why can's we have an #ubuntu-women-offtopic channel?

I genuinely believe it will be more effective to split out the project
stuff and have #ubuntu-women-project. I believe it is harder to move
social/emotional discussion as doing so breaks the mood or potentially
hits nerves.

> To be honest I don't have an issue with the guys thinking we're gossiping behind their backs.  They are in the position of power and privilege, we are not.

I also genuinely believe that even if we abolish any reference of
non-archived discussions between participants of the channel (even on
sensitive topics), and hence start leaving those who *need* this sort of
counsel/mentoring out in the cold, there will probably still be a
contingent who continue to believe we're an clique of chauvinist
Amazonian fem-bots intent on taking over the world.

Because that's how anti-feminism works.

Melissa Draper

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