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Re^7: How many man-hours would you estimate you have invested in learning Perl?

by tinita (Parson)
on Apr 08, 2013 at 11:31 UTC ( #1027468=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^6: How many man-hours would you estimate you have invested in learning Perl?
in thread How many man-hours would you estimate you have invested in learning Perl?

oh yeah, now that you say it - the post was really friendly. my fault. and sexism does not exist - is an invention of attention-seeking women. glad we talked about it. now go back to kindergarden.


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Re^8: How many man-hours would you estimate you have invested in learning Perl?
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 08, 2013 at 11:50 UTC

    Now you're just being petulant. Of course sexism exists.

    It's just not the only issue. Nor is every instance as important as every other.

    Getting your knickers in a wad over the slightly dubious phrasing of an otherwise innocuous joke, with patently no mal-intent behind it, when there are real issues in this world, like the ingrained misogynism that lies behind Malala's bullet, is just self-indulgent meism.

    BTW. Your tone has changed. You seem to be getting a little frantic. Is every thing okay?

      Now you're just being petulant.
      I'm sorry. I forgot you have the exclusive right for that.
      when there are real issues in this world
      this argument is so ridiculous, and it always has been. I wonder why people still use it. so, as long there are "real" issues, we shouldn't care about the more trivial ones? isn't there the possibility that allowing the trivial problems actually helps creating a climate for the more "real" problems?
        as long there are "real" issues, we shouldn't care about the more trivial ones?
        It seems like a political version of bike-shedding to me -- spending more time on trivial things because doing so is easier than dealing with serious ones. For example, if you want more women involved with Perl, you could set up a fund to sponsor female undergrads to attend conferences. Yes, that's hard and requires time and/or money; it's much easier to just have a flame-war over a throwaway joke on a website.

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