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January 31, 2013, 12:02:38 AM
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Edit: My first post in this thread led to misunderstandings, so for others to understand I made this edit. If you can't find my original post you can at least find it in the other people quoting me.

Right. I opened this thread to just highlight some discrimination regarding gender I've found or think/wonder is discrimination, but also to highlight good stuff or role models. The thread can include discrimination met from one sex to the other and vice versa. The aim being the Bitcoin community being less about sexism and more about acceptance and using the resources of people, not what gender they are.

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The linux community you may not be part of but there are women role models like Kristen Carlson Accardi or Valerie Aurora both involved to some extent(or to a greater extent) in linux kernel development. Generally a minority of women are both gamers and/or programmers, although they are not that much "advertised", so we usually learn little unless we hunt for code commits.
For a man role model I give the example of Gavin Andresen, one of my own role models, though that doesn't mean I agree with my role model's views or anything, I have my own views and can think for myself.

Now on BTC the only woman(1 person) I know of that knows about BTC is Ladybytes. I wanna focus now on women who are in it for the love of technology, learning etc so if you know about anyone woman who's got a blog or shows interest in btc just on a neutral basis, give a shout. For anything else section has been deleted, because I'm unsure. You got any questions you are free to ask.

Why I think this is not like a separation at cost of acceptance of everyone like TradeFortress notes: I find this more like a safe haven or highlighting of discrimination. Discrimination is done worldwide and not talking about it, is what makes the problem worse. Thus this thread encourages dialogue, among what has already been posted.

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January 31, 2013, 12:44:43 AM
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1. "Linuxchix"? Are you serious ..

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We are talking about women just like men who are interested in the technology
Awesome! And gender matters how?

Being female doesn't change anything about writing code or being involved in bitcoin. If you want a more diverse group of people, you don't separate them, you let everyone join in and be a big community instead of "Women in Bitcoin", "African Americans in Bitcoin", "Buddhists in Bitcoin", etc.

Assume you're a man. You can hop into irc, get involved in the community, contribute a pull request, or start a bitcoin business.

Assume you're a woman. "Are you really a girl? You're probably a scammer" (no, seriously, look in the MPOE-PR scammer accusations thread). "Go back to the kitchen". Stalkers looking for your address.

So please explain to me how segregating gender apart even more will help. You shouldn't give a single shit what someone's gender is, what race they are, what religion they follow, or if they like ponies or frogs.
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January 31, 2013, 01:24:11 AM
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1. "Linuxchix"? Are you serious ..

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We are talking about women just like men who are interested in the technology
Awesome! And gender matters how?

Being female doesn't change anything about writing code or being involved in bitcoin. If you want a more diverse group of people, you don't separate them, you let everyone join in and be a big community instead of "Women in Bitcoin", "African Americans in Bitcoin", "Buddhists in Bitcoin", etc.

Assume you're a man. You can hop into irc, get involved in the community, contribute a pull request, or start a bitcoin business.

Assume you're a woman. "Are you really a girl? You're probably a scammer" (no, seriously, look in the MPOE-PR scammer accusations thread). "Go back to the kitchen". Stalkers looking for your address.

So please explain to me how segregating gender apart even more will help. You shouldn't give a single shit what someone's gender is, what race they are, what religion they follow, or if they like ponies or frogs.
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January 31, 2013, 09:21:14 AM
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Right. We are talking about women just like men who are interested in the technology or just trust the idea of BTC. I'll keep this short.

The linux community you may not be part of but there are women role models like Kristen Carlson Accardi or Valerie Aurora both involved to some extent(or to a greater extent) in linux kernel development. Generally a minority of women are both gamers and/or programmers, although they are not that much "advertised", so we usually learn little unless we hunt for code commits.

Now on BTC the only woman(1 person) I know of that knows about BTC is Ladybytes. I wanna focus now on women who are in it for the love of technology, learning etc so if you know about anyone woman who's got a blog or shows interest in btc just on a neutral basis, give a shout. For anything else(like taking off your clothes and showing your body, this is not the thread to post in, you get the drift). Women role models in Bitcoin...I know I give you a hard time. Let's gather this info on this thread.(or a thread of your choice)

Women just like men...what's that, transvestites? I don't have a weewee just like men.

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January 31, 2013, 10:00:38 AM
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so we usually learn little unless we hunt for code commits.
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You're doing it wrong. This should not be about role models or having a weewee or not. Our goal as a community is to make Bitcoin mainstream. If it becomes more popular then more women will use it. Simple as that.
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January 31, 2013, 10:22:44 AM
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How about cats?

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January 31, 2013, 10:54:35 AM
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Edit: I edited this post because I have some research to do, which I probably should have done before, but better late than never as the saying goes. I'm saving my original post locally, until I can analyze the situation. Too bad that requires time investment and too bad that "time is money", which means I may simply not have it.

I've updated my thread to be more clear. Sorry about confusion, no not transvestites. Also no segregation, just highlighting some women. Hey do you know how many men I know that are into Bitcoin? Gavin, Amir Taaki, need I say more? Jeff Garzik.

That will give impression to outside people that it's a men's technology just as women may shy away from linux.

Segregation? No. Promotion? Yes. Scrat Acorns, I covered your comment as well. Yes, we are going mainstream  Cool

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February 07, 2013, 03:51:50 AM
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1. "Linuxchix"? Are you serious ..

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We are talking about women just like men who are interested in the technology
Awesome! And gender matters how?

Being female doesn't change anything about writing code or being involved in bitcoin. If you want a more diverse group of people, you don't separate them, you let everyone join in and be a big community instead of "Women in Bitcoin", "African Americans in Bitcoin", "Buddhists in Bitcoin", etc.

Assume you're a man. You can hop into irc, get involved in the community, contribute a pull request, or start a bitcoin business.

Assume you're a woman. "Are you really a girl? You're probably a scammer" (no, seriously, look in the MPOE-PR scammer accusations thread). "Go back to the kitchen". Stalkers looking for your address.

So please explain to me how segregating gender apart even more will help. You shouldn't give a single shit what someone's gender is, what race they are, what religion they follow, or if they like ponies or frogs.
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February 08, 2013, 09:35:10 AM
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like gender does matter, for ppl who care about that il have just to say one thing: ur a primitive animal!

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March 20, 2013, 11:20:22 PM
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Edit: Post heavily edited to highlight what I want to highlight. Note to self: with so many edits maybe Bitcointalk should keep a history, like Wikipedia does. Though the downside is the huge amounts of storage required.

like gender does matter, for ppl who care about that il have just to say one thing: ur a primitive animal!
Well you're not telling that to one(1) person only, exactly...but speaking generally these may or may not be covered:

Sexual remarks and just plain general stereotyping and discrimination is very very common on Bitcoin forums. You don't see the problem, but look here. Sterotypes are so implanted in many people's brains, no?:

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