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Re: Promoting the GNU Kind Communication Guidelines?

From: Alex Griffin
Subject: Re: Promoting the GNU Kind Communication Guidelines?
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 09:06:12 -0500

On Wed, Oct 31, 2018, at 8:48 AM, Thomas Danckaert wrote:
> In practice, just send 
> your patches, be civil and respect all other contributors.  I can't 
> remember any occasion where people were banned.

Yes, even feminists and anti-feminists should be able to get along despite 
their disagreements.

> One or two people 
> left when they were asked to respect people's choice of pronouns, and 
> decided they'd rather leave, but nobody told them to leave...

This case sounds trickier to me, because you may be asking them to say 
something they don't believe. I suspect that most of the world believes there 
is only male and female, and that it's fixed at birth. A simple correction or 
educational link is probably not going to be enough to convince many of them 
otherwise. If someone's insistence on the wrong pronoun is not accompanied by 
other harassing behavior then I hope there's another way to get along.

Alex Griffin

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