[Haifux] Reminder: Pizzas and Sodas on Thursday (tomorrow)

Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda ladypine at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 13:34:55 MSK 2009

Dear Dotan,

On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 9:52 PM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2009/2/18 Yossi Gil <yossi.gil at gmail.com>:
> > See you all there...
> >
> > SSDL, 2nd floor, Taub Building.
> >
> Pizza, soda, but what about _girls_?

It is exactly this approach, of listing girls together with other "things
which draw people to come", which makes a woman feel she cannot be "one of
the guys" first, or "one of the professionals", but rather a sexual object
first. This approach stems from the implicit assumption that people are

See sections 3.7 and 3.9 of the Encourage Women in Linux Howto:


Most of the recommendations  there is good for newbies, no matter what
gender, but some sections, especially these two, refer precisely to your


[*] A Person Paper on Purity in Language *William Satire (alias Douglas R.
Hofstadter)  *http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~evans/cs655/readings/purity.html
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