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Re: GCC and gender (was Re: 33 unknowns left)
- From: "Eric S. Raymond" <esr at thyrsus dot com>
- To: Sandra Loosemore <sandra at codesourcery dot com>
- Cc: Jeff Law <law at redhat dot com>, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:00:24 -0400
- Subject: Re: GCC and gender (was Re: 33 unknowns left)
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Sandra Loosemore <email@example.com>:
> Speaking as a GCC hacker with two X chromosomes myself, I think I would be
> offended if I thought I were being recruited because of my gender instead of
> because I'm good at what I do.
I respect your attitude and would feel the same in your shoes.
I assure you I was making no such assumption. I am quite strongly
opposed to playing diversity bingo for its own sake, and have in fact
caught flak from SJW types for saying so in public.
Still, it is a fact that a lot of projects these days do make such a
special effort. And the anthropologist in me sees something a bit unusual
and wonders what the causation is.
<a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>