On 24/09/2008, at 5:49 PM, Launchpad Bug Tracker wrote:
> You have been subscribed to a public bug by Matthew East (mdke):
> The term "Ubuntero", which is presumably of Spanish derivation, is
> applicable for male contributors. A female contributor should be
> an Ubuntera, which is impossible currently as a contributor is not
> his or her sex.
> I suggest introducing a question about a participant's sex in the
> profile, or substituting "Ubuntista" which is applicable for a man
> or a
> ** Affects: launchpad
> Importance: Undecided
> Status: New
> "Ubuntero" inappropriate for female contributors
> You received this bug notification because you are a member of
> Ubuntu-Women Team, which is a direct subscriber.
I'm in favour of "Ubuntista", then. Having to declare your gender is
not only uncomfortable in some situations, it can be actually
dangerous. There are, unfortunately, still people online who target
others based on gender. This targetting ranges from insults to death
threats. And yes, I have personally experienced these things. So
please avoid labelling people by gender. After all, as another member
has said, what relevance does it have in a computing context?
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