[self-interest] Re: Improvement proposals

Bernat Romagosa tibabenfortlapalanca at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 09:08:45 UTC 2016

Okay, rules:

* If you need to joke, choose your topic so that it isn't degrading to

Cats → Fine.
Nazis → Nope.

* As a corollary to the latter: when in doubt, just talk about Self.

2016-06-20 10:56 GMT+02:00 Bystroushaak bystrousak at kitakitsune.org
[self-interest] <self-interest at yahoogroups.com>:

> Dne 20.6.2016 v 10:44 Bernat Romagosa tibabenfortlapalanca at gmail.com
> [self-interest] napsal(a):
> > For what it's worth, I'm European and I think twerking and Self don't go
> > together well either. Thankfully, anti-patriarchalism is not a North
> > American trait. Unfortunately, it seems to not be a trait the tech world
> > shares at all.
> I've clearly violated some kind of unwritten rules, but I don't think
> that it is bad to actually say, that it would be nice to write them, so
> this will not happen to people, that have no idea that there are such
> rules and feels and what not.
> > Other languages may be more welcoming to the "Wolf of Wall Street" way
> > of thinking, but Self comes from a different tradition where "haha
> > twerking" and "lol whores" are not exactly the norm. Can you imagine a
> > blog about some niche physics school of thought posting Reddit memes?
> Yes, I definitely can.
> > And then people from "cool tech businesses" wonder why there are no
> > women in their misogynist paradise...
> There were no women decades before I even got here, so please, just stop
> blaming me.
> > I can't believe we're having to have this discussion.
> And we will, more and more, with the spread of the Self. This is exactly
> what I was talking about in the blog - you have to make the context
> explicit, or people will violate it and act differently than you expect.

Bernat Romagosa.
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