[self-interest] Re: Improvement proposals

Russell Allen mail at russell-allen.com
Sun Jun 19 23:27:37 UTC 2016

Argh. It’s morning here and I am under-coffeed.

This is a multinational mailing list - so far to my knowledge we’ve had Americans, Australians, New Zealanders and Germans giving their input.

In a professional and welcoming environment, which Self should be, the cultural norm is not to talk about contentious and possibly upsetting topics, or to talk in a way which will make people feel excluded. This includes trying to be aware of other people’s cultural norms as well as your own.

The precise details of these cultural norms is a fascinating topic which I encourage people to discuss in depth in a warm and friendly manner on some other mailing list which I don’t have to read.

Bystroushaak, I know you’re feeling defensive but the simplest way to get back to talking about Self is if you could just edit the blog post to remove the gif and reference to dancing girls. If you can’t, I’m happy to do it for you.


> On 20 Jun 2016, at 8:52 AM, Bystroushaak bystrousak at kitakitsune.org [self-interest] <self-interest at yahoogroups.com> wrote:
> Dne 20.6.2016 v 00:30 Derrell Piper ddp at electric-loft.org <mailto:ddp at electric-loft.org> 
> [self-interest] napsal(a):
> > I hope I speak for most Americans when I say that joking about women
> > being 'whores' is not appropriate in any context in 2016.
> I don't understand. You don't have woman 'whores' in America, or you 
> just don't joke about them? Is this some kind of a tabu? Or is this 
> misunderstanding, that you think that I implied, that all woman are 
> whores? (I hope I did not, but the language barrier is there, so I can't 
> be really sure.)
> Here, on the other part of the globe, dancing whores (and approximation 
> of such) wouldn't be considered rude. My friend actually publicly 
> stated, that he want dancing whores at his funeral several times and no 
> one really cared.

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