[squeak-dev] The start of this article is a problem for me. I hope this can be re-thought.

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Mon Oct 30 04:25:41 UTC 2017

On Sun, Oct 29, 2017 at 03:34:07PM -0700, tim Rowledge wrote:
> > On 29-10-2017, at 2:17 PM, PAUL DEBRUICKER <pdebruic at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > https://medium.com/smalltalk-talk/a-gentle-introduction-to-amber-8c532631e9ab
> > 
> > Smalltalk is a programming language/environment etc.  Physical attractiveness of people doesn't really affect anything we're doing here.  And using it for marketing is offensive a significant number of people.  I'm hopeful we can do better as a community. 
> I agree.

Ick. Me too. That is not the kind of help that any of us needs, nor is it
the kind of publicity that I personally would care to be associated with.

If someone would like to do somthing to attract new people to the commumity,
then please make an effort to commmunicate the importance, past and future,
of women in this commumity.

If I look at the people who were most influential in getting me involved
in Squeak and Smalltalk, many of them were women (Deb Lewis, Carron Odokara,
Adele Goldberg). Surely we do not need to do anything more to discourage the
active participation of creative and innovative women in our community. Let's
please try to do better. 


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