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Re: OT: net-loss (was RE: attention net-grrls)
From: Adrian Chadd <adrian () creative net au>
Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2000 01:05:41 +0800

On Fri, Jun 09, 2000, rdobbins () netmore net 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.




Adrian Chadd                    Build a man a fire, and he's warm for the
<adrian () creative net au>     rest of the evening. Set a man on fire and
                                he's warm for the rest of his life.

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