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    Re: Announcing Ubuntu Women

    Quote Originally Posted by henriette_holm
    I didn't know whether to laugh or cry
    I have been fighting that stereotype for well over fifteen years now. The first day of my first big IT job went something like this:

    Male supervisor: But you can't be the new IT admin!
    Me: Why not? I'm Kassetra - I was hired, and here I am.
    Male supervisor: Well, you're female - and you don't look like a man!
    gah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilandra
    anywayz, isn't there a Debian Women group? Do other linux distros also have such groups also?
    Yes, there is a Debian Women's group - but none of the other distros, as far as I can tell, have a group devoted to Women.
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    Re: Announcing Ubuntu Women

    Quote Originally Posted by kassetra
    I have been fighting that stereotype for well over fifteen years now. The first day of my first big IT job went something like this:


    gah.
    Pfft, tell them to put it where the light of day won't ever be shown.

    IT women are awesome, they're bright, focused than more males in the IT work space. So to top it off, Women can do the brain work that probably some men can't do.

    You'd be surprised!
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    Re: Announcing Ubuntu Women

    Quote Originally Posted by kassetra
    I have been fighting that stereotype for well over fifteen years now. The first day of my first big IT job went something like this:

    Male supervisor: But you can't be the new IT admin!
    Me: Why not? I'm Kassetra - I was hired, and here I am.
    Male supervisor: Well, you're female - and you don't look like a man!
    gah.
    so, if you were a female who looked like a man, it would have been okay?

    *interesting*

    aha! maybe i can direct my sister here too to ask questions and such

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    Re: Announcing Ubuntu Women

    Quote Originally Posted by kassetra
    I have been fighting that stereotype for well over fifteen years now. The first day of my first big IT job went something like this:


    gah.
    There are far too many males who don't deserve to be called "men".
    My sole duty is to my own happiness and well-being. I recognize no other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilandra
    so, if you were a female who looked like a man, it would have been okay?
    Apparently, if I had been a really ugly woman or a man, it would have been ok - as it was, I was neither of those two choices.

    We'd be happy to chat with your sister too!
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    Re: Announcing Ubuntu Women

    Quote Originally Posted by kassetra
    I have been fighting that stereotype for well over fifteen years now. The first day of my first big IT job went something like this:


    gah.
    That isnt right,i think it might be because there aren't very much woman admins. That kind of attitude isn't going to help,hope things will change on the future
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    Re: Announcing Ubuntu Women

    Quote Originally Posted by kassetra
    Yes, there is a Debian Women's group - but none of the other distros, as far as I can tell, have a group devoted to Women.
    KDE has a KDE Women: http://women.kde.org/

    It's not a distro, but it's something.

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    Re: Announcing Ubuntu Women

    Quote Originally Posted by kassetra
    Apparently, if I had been a really ugly woman or a man, it would have been ok - as it was, I was neither of those two choices.

    We'd be happy to chat with your sister too!
    tsk tsk

    my sis will say i don't know linux and shouldn't subject people to my testing phases...if she'd only learn the command line

    but...i have millions of questions to ask so i will go look for the right forums and start asking

    nice meeting y'all

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