LADs and GALs was Re: [Consortium] linuxaudio abbreviation
nettings at folkwang-hochschule.de
Sat Jan 31 11:27:22 EST 2004
Andrea Glorioso wrote:
> 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!
or imagine to have a nordic name whose gender seems not to be
obvious in a number of languages and be spammed with both breast
*and* penis enlargements :)
when the new LAD site is up, i will suggest LAUD as the new
general-purpose acronym for the community around the lists. however,
for practical reasons, i would like to retain LA[DAU] as shorthand
for the individual lists. those who don't like the accidental
connotation can spell it out :)
i'm with andrea in that changing the name is not going to change the
i'll come up with a thread on LAD once the new site is up, and we
can then discuss the acronym in the proper place...
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