[Fsf-friends] women and free software

Deepa Paul |ദീപാ പോള്‍ deepa.paul at gmail.com
Mon Feb 23 00:57:13 IST 2009

On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 8:49 PM, V. Sasi Kumar <sasi.fsf at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-02-22 at 17:41 +0530, Krishnakant wrote:
>> There might be many reasons but I too personally observed in most of the
>> workshops I conduct in colleges etc that the ratio of women to men
>> attending the workshop is very very bad to say the least.
> Interestingly, girls are in the majority among students, and women are
> in majority among teachers. It is for, so to say, "extra curricular"
> activities that females are absent. And this must be due to social
> issues -- male dominance.

I will correct  the term "absent" to subverted. Also generalising will
not solve a problem. That needs active involvement from women

> And the domestic responsibilities that they
> have to carry on their heads. If there are females in this list, it
> would be nice if they respond.

It is sad that you are not aware about female presence in this  list

> This problem cannot be tackled by Free Software. It exists, as I
> understand, almost everywhere, including the developed world. This has
> to be tackled from a different angle.
> Best
> Sasi
> --
> V. Sasi Kumar
> Free Software Foundation of India
> http://swatantryam.blogspot.com
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