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  • I am in total agreement. I agree with Dan, too, that silence is just silent (perhaps implied) agreement. Being disparaging is wrong, no matter what the reason.
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    Casey West
    • You agree...yet you never say anything either.

      • Elaine, could you point to some _specific_, _public_ examples of what you're talking about? You keep making oblique references but none of them seem to be things of which most of us are aware. Or maybe I'm the _only_ one who's never heard of the "whoring trip to Mexico" at TPC. That seems unlikely, though.

        In my experience, the various Perl forums I'm involved in (here, Perl Monks, p5p, other mailing lists) have generally been reasonably good in terms of treatment of women, people of color, etc. In fact
        • Well...I was being intentionally oblique since I don't want a repeat performance [perl.org] from last week, but why not. The van leaving TPC for south of the border was his and most people knew what it was for, he talks about hookers, mentionas Hooters frequently, and his photo archive is so bad in every sense that I've asked to have my photos removed...for years. He's the poster boy next year for Misogyny Man Monthly.

          Randal is at the front door [yahoo.com] of the perl community since he teaches to beginners, hangs out on Per

          • Being a non-confrontationalist myself (I really have a hard time being angry at my boss in person, and not because I'm without reason sometimes), I probably would be worried about being thrown out, but it might be fun if a bunch of people showed up at the AlpacaParty wearing pink triangles, at least on their conference badges.

            I'll be bringing a pink marker and will definitely put a triangle on my badge (if there's enough white space). I was already planning on it :}

            Iirc, some people did this at USENIX a week or two ago in San Antonio (a few from my office attended---one came back with such a triangle on his badge, but that's another story).

            Seriously though, it is nice to see someone else worried about the tone over at Slashdot. I've noticed it for quite a while, but I've had other battles to fight -- I'm already at a fairly conservative school in Texas (Texas A&M U.). I ignore Slashdot except for the headlines, and even then I take a grain of salt with them.