LADs and GALs was Re: [Consortium] linuxaudio abbreviation
sama at agnula.org
Sat Jan 31 10:42:25 EST 2004
iriXx <m at iriXx.org> writes:
> for a long time i felt it was LAD by name, LAD by nature. there are few
> women on the list, and all of us who have been there have found it
> difficult to get in to the group. i'm sure this is unintentional - but
> changing the name would help an awful lot in removing this image.
That's (very unfortunately) the general situation of women in
computing. I don't think that changing a name is going to change
long-standing (bad) habits, but if it in some way can help attract
more female users/developers/writers/whatever, I'm all for not using
the term "LAD".
On the other hand, think about those poor guys whose name is male in
Italy but female in every other part of the world - we get treated as
females but we need to shave every morning just like males!
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