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Re: OT: net-loss (was RE: attention net-grrls)
On Fri, Jun 09, 2000, email@example.com wrote: > > > Gee, I thought that IP, BGP, DNS, ACLs, and so on worked the same for women > as for men. > > One of the main reasons I'm on this list is to learn from the experiences > and expertise of others - male -and- female. > > You're of course free to do as you wish, but I personally think the whole > idea of a 'Women in Networking' list is absurd, revanchist, and sexist (to > use the politically correct terminology currently in vogue amongst those who > claim to be striving for 'equality', yet who seem to do everything they can > to claim that they themselves have 'special needs' and so on, which of > course undermines the rationale their supposedly egalitarian agenda). > > Technology works the same for everyone, regardless of gender, race, creed, > or color; that's one of the beautiful things about it. Consciously erecting > artificial boundaries where none need exist strikes me as being laughably > archaic, and ultimately counterproductive. > > But, hey, what do I know? After all, I'm just a member of the oppressive > patriachy, dedicated to keeping females barefoot, naked, and in the > wiring-closet, right? Talk about your stereotyping. > > Sorry for the rant, but this sort of thing strikes me as being inimical to > the spirit of the Net in general, and this list in particular. I'll shut > up, now. You could argue that all artificial boundaries that exist are counter- prductive. I think the whole point behind this women in networking list is just to create another fun social group. Thats why these lists exist. I doubt that the members of this list are going to conspire against us. Yet. :-P Adrian -- Adrian Chadd Build a man a fire, and he's warm for the <firstname.lastname@example.org> rest of the evening. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.