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At certain technical conferences, BSD vendors and community groups used to employ booth babes dressed as the BSD Daemon.

These are an example of a sexualized environment which may be uncomfortable for women who are there for the technical content.

Conferences at which this has occurred include:

It should be noted, however, that the women who appear in FreeBSD booths currently (however dressed) are volunteers and/or technical workers at the supporting companies.

BSD Daemonettes (as they are called) are also sometimes used as desktop wallpaper, etc. These images may show the daemonettes in extremely sexualised poses or naked.