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From Jason Smith <jason.h.sm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Apache CouchDB Developer Code of Conduct
Date Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:15:57 GMT
On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 6:56 PM, Mike Rhodes <mike.rhodes@cloudant.com>wrote:

> On 29 April 2014 11:18, Jason Smith <jason.h.smith@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Rule: No profanity
> >
> > Secondly, this is only a suspicion, but I think profanity (and also cocky
> > faux hatred), is a shibboleth indicating manhood and that we are in a
> > men-only club. It's like a loud fart or belch, or scratching your groin.
> > Men generally curb that behavior in mixed company. It reminds me of bulls
> > locking horns to impress a mate. Maybe F-bombs and the anger it stands
> for
> > are scaring some women away from software. Could be wrong, though.
>
> +1 to guidance against profanity, particularly casual. Crassness is
> unpleasant.
>
> -1 to casual sexism that women don't swear, fart or scratch their crotches.
> I know you didn't mean harm, but this trap is too easy to fall into and is
> relevant here.
>

Well anyway I'm glad there's some momentum (if not yet consensus) to this
idea. Thanks.

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