[Techtalk] Re: [Volunteers] The Techtalk list

Raven Brooke rbrooke at maine.rr.com
Wed Jan 9 21:29:31 EST 2002

Now, let's think about this for a moment. 

How many of us technically oriented female people have had to make some 
effort to be accepted as "one of us" in our male dominated field?
And now we are suggesting a gender restricted list? I for one find that 
very offputting, not to mention sexist. I have been very happy to help 
when I could supply a suggestion, and most appreciative for answers 
received here. I have not wasted my time on this list speculating about
the gender of the participants. 

Practically speaking, where do we draw the line? Would some folks be put 
off to find our list hosted on a server kept running by a male sys admin? 
Riding on a connection supplied by an ISP that is male owned? And what 
about those of our members who are themselves unsure of their gender, are 
they allowed to participate?

What difference could it possibly make on which side a collegue's shirt is 
buttoned while we all cooperate and behave as respectful peers? My feeling 
is that we should be setting an example here of *not* excluiding people 
based on gender. 



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