Ubuntu user #7247 :: Linux user #409907
Some communities are not too friendly to newbies. They expect people to figure things out themselves. Here all work together to solve problems.I actually ment Community, not just in Linux.
macogw female or not. coding skills or not. If you can the job done with out making it about what gender is better thats all that matters.
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As a women in a very male dominated career (more than IT is even!) I must say I have met many women who seem to think that just because I am in the job I am I should be some sort of gender role model. I would like to say that after 16 years I hold my own and then some in my job and have nothing but respect from the people I work with (read guys), and I beleive it comes from not actually looking for respect or acknowledgement that I am a women in a traditionally male role, just another professional.
I think the same should happen with women in IT fields.
Like my job not all women are interested in the same things we are, many still prefer hair and makeup over tech anyday, and thats never going to change. Some more women may come into the fray but it wont be enough to probably lose the stigma attatched (unfortunately) that seems apparent today from some guys.
Thats just my opinion, by the way I am an Aircraft Mechanic, have been since finishing high school in 91 and have heard a LOT of crap from guys over the years from I must be a lesbian to I must be a feminist to do what I do. I have a thick skin though, and am happily attatched (to another mechanic but a guy lol) and we have 2 beautiful little girls!
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That being said I dont think this is something ubuntu should address it. we should make ubuntu as open to everyone as possible but not target any one group
I did here and interesting quote the other day a minority group was speaking about affirmative action and the quote went something like. When you give a group special privileges or attention what you are really saying to that group is that you are to weak to make it on your own.
I feel that this is reason enough for us to make ubuntu as friendly as we can to all users without focusing on any one group
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