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Re^10: 20 most important Perl Best Practices

by Aristotle (Chancellor)
on Aug 29, 2012 at 11:50 UTC ( #990447=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^9: 20 most important Perl Best Practices
in thread 20 most important Perl Best Practices

I believe that oversensitivity to gender issues is as, if not more, offensive – patronising – to women, than the lack of sensitivity.

Honestly? Try the same thing with s/gender/racial/ and s/women/blacks/. Maybe that will give you an idea of how you are sounding right about now.

I also think that men are the butt of the joke in that cartoon.

On a meta level they are, but how does that make it any less creepy?

But, in an attempt to settle the matter, I have sent the following email to 3 different Professors of Women's Studies to elicit an authoritative opinion.

And if three authorities say X, what does that change? Or seventeen of them for that matter. Does the strip get any less creepy if they said it ain’t so? This is a matter of developing some empathy, which is about as far removed from what appeals to authority can accomplish as I can imagine.

Makeshifts last the longest.


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Re^11: 20 most important Perl Best Practices
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 29, 2012 at 23:56 UTC

    On a meta level they are, but how does that make it any less creepy?

    I'm pretty sure his position is that it isn't creepy at all

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