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More open source sexism

This is a t-shirt for sale on a BSD related blog. In case you can’t read the text it says “I need anti virus like I need a mix tape from a fat chick.”

I love the open source community, and it gives me a great deal of my livelihood and my social life. I love being part of the open source movement, I work hard to contribute, and it means a lot to me to feel like I belong. That’s why it feels like a kick in the stomach when I encounter sentiments like the one in this t-shirt.

Found via Sociological Images.

Comments

Comment from Steve Lawson
Time: December 12, 2008, 7:19 pm

This is just…I mean, am I missing a cultural reference here? This is not only insulting and sexist but totally nonsensical and unfunny.

Comment from Dorothea Salo
Time: December 12, 2008, 9:31 pm

All too typical, I fear. You aren’t missing a thing, Steve. Plenty of male computer geeks think this kind of thing is acceptable discourse, and any woman who objects is a killjoy.

Comment from Leslie Johnston
Time: December 13, 2008, 6:13 pm

Unbelievable. Or it would be, if cracks like these weren’t so common.

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