[racket] sad user face?

From: J. Ian Johnson (ianj at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Sun Feb 19 14:56:08 EST 2012

Sure it's not the whole reason, but it's one more message that says, "your kind does not belong." Cookbooks don't really fit, since there are so many written by both men and women, whereas more technical fields have a hard time getting female representation.


----- Original Message -----
From: Grant Rettke <grettke at acm.org>
To: J. Ian Johnson <ianj at ccs.neu.edu>
Cc: Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org>, Racket mailing list <users at racket-lang.org>
Sent: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 14:25:11 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: [racket] sad user face?

On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 9:29 AM, J. Ian Johnson <ianj at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> Er.... you may think that's funny, but that kind of gender insentivity is what this thread is trying to avoid. The implied
> amount of work to introduce a new character so that the book is gender neutral makes (non-half-assed/unintentionally
> offensive) plans too expensive. Unfortunate.

FWIW 99% of the cookbooks that I've used start an opposite gender to
mine and it was never an obstacle for me.

If only it were that simple that engineering books are using the wrong
gender and that is why there aren't as many women as men.

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