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Re^9: 20 most important Perl Best Practices

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Aug 29, 2012 at 09:42 UTC ( #990419=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^8: 20 most important Perl Best Practices
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I *know* -- because I've been told so many times by people I trust -- that I am more sensitive to matters of gender, race and religion than most.

I *know* that none of the women in my circle of family and friends found anything in *that particular cartoon* in any way offensive or derogatory. Because I asked.

And I conclude that most any offense taken from *that particular cartoon* is artificial and derivative.

Not all; some are offended by the sight of a women's hair or arms; some by kissing in public; some by pencil lines on paper; some by certain combinations of letters, regardless of context. But in general, there is nothing in that cartoon; neither the images, nor the words, nor the underlying ideas, nor the intent, that is offensive to most women.

Indeed, with just a little thought and suspension of knee-jerkism, it is easy to see that it is the very male stereotyping of what constitutes the "ideal women", that you are trying to allude to, that is the butt of the joke.


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by no longer just digit (Acolyte) on Aug 29, 2012 at 11:58 UTC

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