[Techtalk] [val: Female-only techtalk]

Eli Therese Moseid hobbit at smaaen.net
Thu Jan 10 03:50:09 EST 2002

Wasn't Coordination list for coordinators only?

Maybe I got it wrong :)


On Wed, 2002-01-09 at 20:04, Val Henson wrote:
> If you would like to join the discussion about a female-only techtalk
> list, it's happening over on coordination at linuxchix.org.  Subscribe at:
> http://www.linuxchix.org/mailman/listinfo/coordination
> The inaugural message is below.  Have fun!
> -VAL
> ----- Forwarded message from Val Henson <val> -----
> Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002 12:01:14 -0700
> From: Val Henson <val>
> To: coordination at linuxchix.org
> Subject: Female-only techtalk
> Let's discuss whether or not a female-only techtalk list would be a
> good idea, how many people want it, and how it should be run if people
> do want it.  Please note that the other issues in Jenn's email still
> exist and should be addressed in their own threads on the appropriate
> mailing list.
> My view is that a girls-only list can be done, it has been done, and
> it should be done.  My experience with the Systers mailing list
> (www.systers.org) has been overwhelmingly positive.  So, yes, I think
> it's a good idea.
> How many people want it?  Enough to provoke Jenn's email.  Let's see
> if the interest continues.
> How should it be run?  The method systers uses is to ask each
> subscriber to write a short paragraph stating that you are female and
> technical.  The list manager reads this and then approves the
> subscription request.  This avoids the case of men accidently (or
> accidently-on-purpose) subscribing, which would require the list
> manager to either junk the list charter, or forcibly unsubscribe a lot
> of people.  Whatever method we do use to keep the list female-only
> should have a reasonable way of screening out this class of
> subscriber.  Requiring the list manager to hunt down and unsubscribe
> men is a bad idea.
> By the way, I volunteer to be the list manager for the new list, if it
> gets off the ground.  If anyone else is interested in the job, great,
> let Jenn (and me) know.
> -VAL
> ----- End forwarded message -----
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