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23 April 2008 @ 04:53 pm
Why are women not like software?  
Because we're not objects! But apparently some people still think so:

Women's Bodies: Just Like Open Source Software

Sure, just download us at will.

ETA: The resulting outcry of feminists and sympathetic men who could see that in our unenlightened and imperfect world this could lead to sexual assaults and gang gropes (or worse) caused the originator of the idea to withdraw his support and apologize gracefully. (Good for him, honestly, it takes guts to face up to critical feedback, learn something, and admit your error.)

With thanks to xtremeroswellia, here's a response:

A Modest Proposal

Just the antidote for that creeped=out feeling we got from the original Open Source idea.
Mari Adkins: headdeskmariadkins on April 23rd, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
Angie: CBS: NUTS!xtremeroswellia on April 24th, 2008 12:17 am (UTC)
Wow. I think I'm having a brain embolism.
Angie: Sydney: No Damsel In Distressxtremeroswellia on April 24th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)