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Re: Code of Conduct complaint about Linus's comments at DC14 :: Respect

On Sun, 2014-09-21 at 11:13 +0200, Richard Hartmann wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 21, 2014 at 7:01 AM, Russell Coker <russell@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Obviously my previous message wasn't clear enough.
> > The discussions about "humor" concern members of one group making "jokes"
> > about members of a less privileged group.  For example if a woman makes a joke
> > about men or a non-white person makes a joke about whites then it's not a
> > problem.  But the reverse would be a problem.
> So to make clear what you are saying: Are you saying that due to the
> fact that I am ticking pretty much all the "privilege" boxes as I am:
> * white (for the sake of this discussion; don't get me started on how
> scientifically _wrong_ the notion of humans "races" and "colour" are)
> * male
> * in my thirties
> * heterosexual
> * financially stable
> * tall
> * able-bodied
> * able-minded
> * living in a country with a reasonably good economy
> it is somehow more OK to use abrasive language, actions or similar
> towards me, assuming I am not consenting and/or actually hurt by
> what's being said and done, than towards others?

I don't know that it's 'OK'.  But if someone makes a joke about one of
the above classes of people or about your being in one of those classes,
particularly while you're at an IT conference in a wealthy conference,
you are unlikely to feel threatened by it.


Ben Hutchings
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
                                                              - Albert Camus

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