FSF->beards(); FSF->female_participants();

Kim Bruning (seperate for lists) kim2 at bruning.demon.nl
Sat May 12 13:39:48 UTC 2001

On Fri, 11 May 2001, Anne POSSOZ wrote:

> On Thu, May 10, 2001 at 01:43:50PM +0200, Kim Bruning (seperate for lists) 
> wrote:
> > 
> >   So why aren't there more female free software programmers?
> Did I miss a post talking about the fact that free software is a
> lot of time spent outside working hours and that, due to obsolete
> habits, women still have less time for it?

Well, ok, but please also read the other posts on this subject. 

Did you notice? 

<person> states that <class of person> can't do <something
perceived as difficult or time consuming> because <sweeping

It's a slightly extended "fill in the blanks" form to the one I made
earlier. It's really typical, but it's also important to realise that it
is *wrong*. It's the response of someone who has been conditioned to
believe things in this field. I recently fell for this trap too, so it's
 nothing to be ashamed of. ^^;; (or maybe it is :-P )

But guess what? It *must* be wrong, since people of all ages races sexes
classes and whatnot are actually out there doing anything they like
(including the coding of free software) , right as we speak!

Any human being can do anything they want (within the limits of the laws
of physics, perhaps), if they are willing and motivated enough to do it. 

Yes I know : it's really cliche and all, but that doesn't make it less
true. :-)

Read you soon,
	Kim Bruning.

Don't trust reality. After all, it's only a collective hunch.

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