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Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! -- KyleH (Talk) 14:14, 18 August 2009


Moved from Talk:Geek Feminism Wiki Thayvian 10:15, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

I think women and men should have the same opportunities, and I think that the IT world (among others) still has some ways to go to make that happen.

While I am sometimes taken aback by too much activism in this direction, and while I think that it’s important to steer clear of separatism (highlighting differences in the process of trying to create equal opportunity), I generally support every reasonable effort in this direction. By reasonable, I mean that it should not go further than the goal.

The geek feminism wiki makes me pretty uneasy, and feels like someone is tying a rope to the past and present to make it harder to move forward.

Under the assumption that most people would like to move forward towards an equal-opportunity community, how does keeping meticulous track of all the problems of the past and present help?

What about the girl entering the community without any predispositions who encounters this site?

— martin f. krafft <madduck ät madduck.net> http://madduck.net

PS: I will not subscribe to this site and appreciate a short message for noteworthy replies.

Should we dump the comment since he's not going to see anything anyway? This is probably a case for the Feminism101 blog anyway. Koipond 05:33, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
I see things, maybe after people tell me about it. — martin f. krafft <madduck ät madduck.net> http://madduck.net
So you did check back. Didn't know if that would happen or not. This isn't the place for teaching about why this is important, that's why there's a link to the feminism 101 blog. Heck, there are even resources here on the wiki. Koipond 09:52, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

I ended up writing a related blog entry at http://geekfeminism.org/2009/08/19/why-we-document/ Thayvian 11:35, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Similar comments, and responses, at http://mdzlog.alcor.net/2009/08/16/geek-feminism-blog/ Mdz 22:42, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

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