On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 8:49 PM, V. Sasi Kumar <sasi.fsf(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Sun, 2009-02-22 at 17:41 +0530, Krishnakant wrote:
There might be many reasons but I too personally observed in most of the
workshops I conduct in colleges etc that the ratio of women to men
attending the workshop is very very bad to say the least.
Interestingly, girls are in the majority among students, and women are
in majority among teachers. It is for, so to say, "extra curricular"
activities that females are absent. And this must be due to social
issues -- male dominance.
I will correct the term "absent" to subverted. Also generalising will
not solve a problem. That needs active involvement from women
And the domestic responsibilities that they
have to carry on their heads. If there are females in this list, it
would be nice if they respond.
It is sad that you are not aware about female presence in this list
This problem cannot be tackled by Free Software. It
exists, as I
understand, almost everywhere, including the developed world. This has
to be tackled from a different angle.
V. Sasi Kumar
Free Software Foundation of India
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