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Re: OT: net-loss (was RE: attention net-grrls)

  • From: John Fraizer
  • Date: Fri Jun 09 15:21:44 2000

On Fri, 9 Jun 2000 [email protected] wrote:

> Gee, I thought that IP, BGP, DNS, ACLs, and so on worked the same for women
> as for men.  

No.  When it doesn't work for a man, we scream "BITCH!"  When it doesn't
work for a woman, they scream "BASTARD!"  I know it's a subtle difference
but, it's STILL a difference.

> You're of course free to do as you wish, but I personally think the whole
> idea of a 'Women in Networking' list is absurd, revanchist, and sexist (to
> use the politically correct terminology currently in vogue amongst those who
> claim to be striving for 'equality', yet who seem to do everything they can
> to claim that they themselves have 'special needs' and so on, which of
> course undermines the rationale their supposedly egalitarian agenda).  

Wow dude.  They're going to be pissed at you.  You used their words
against them!  Watch out!  They have those black helicopters you know!

> Technology works the same for everyone, regardless of gender, race, creed,
> or color; that's one of the beautiful things about it.

Not true.  Ever see what a G-suit does to a woman?  *EVERY* girl can have
a chest that would make the baywatch girls green with envy if they're
willing to endure a few G's. (OK.  More than a few but, it's still pretty 
cool and it does NOT work the same on men!)

> Consciously erecting artificial boundaries where none need exist
> strikes me as being laughably archaic, and ultimately counterproductive. 

Dude, you said "erecting"... uh-huh uh-huh-huh-huh ... cool...

> But, hey, what do I know?  After all, I'm just a member of the oppressive
> patriachy, dedicated to keeping females barefoot, naked, and in the
> wiring-closet, right?  Talk about your stereotyping.

Talk about your visual...

I prefer to have them answer the NOC phones with that voice that noone can
really explain but everyone knows about.  If there's a problem on the
other end, they forget about it while they fumble for their credit card or
whatever they're fumbling with.  If there's not a problem, it's not likely
that they mind anyway.

Only joking.  We don't have any female employees.  But, I know where to
find them now. <grin>

> up, now.

Isn't that special. <grin> Sorry.  Couldn't resist.

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