On Fri, Jul 07, 2017 at 04:12:06PM +0100, Daniel Silverstone wrote:
To me, the clause is there to indicate that we have essentially pre-judged a
man saying "This person is saying I can't attend the 'Gitano for women'
conference because I am a man, this is sexist and I'm not happy" as essentially
a complaint not worth our time dealing with. The clause is therefore, to my
I have returned from A&E and my foot is not broken, hurrah!
It's closer to a man going to the police to report that he's being beaten by
his wife and them showing him the door because "only women get beaten
by their husbands so we don't need to take your accusation seriously"!
I hope to persuade you that pre-judging anything of this nature is a
very dangerous position to adopt, we are safer in not doing so.
It also happens to be simpler for us to simply treat all people equally,
adding in these "reverseisms" is somewhat like
writing a compiler that doesn't allow recursion:
it's actually more effort to screw it up!
Better to simply allow functions to recurse the way god intended. :p
Also, as a little thought experiment, try to think about how acceptable
people would find it if we were to create a "Gitano for men" conference!
Interesting isn't it! :D
Hope this helps,