[LRUG] Coaches for RG London workshop - 4-5 October
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Thu Sep 19 04:45:22 PDT 2013
On 19/09/13 12:43, Rachel Graves wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:29 PM, Andrew Garner
> <andrew at andrewgarner.com <mailto:andrew at andrewgarner.com>> wrote:
> I think you should give the benefit of the doubt. The event is
> called Rails Girls after all.
> As a Woman I would prefer it if people do not patronise me by calling
> me a girl. The event is called Rails Girls, but that doesn't mean the
> Women involved have to be referred to as Girls.
> If you look at the Rails Girl's website you will see that Women are
> referred to as Women. http://guides.railsgirls.com/guide/
> But what do I know, I'm just a Woman, err, sorry, girl.
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Girls run this world! But also women, ladies, even boys are allowed in.
More than semantics we're interested in a mindset. Both founders were
born in the Spice Girls era, they don't see the word girl as
condescending or cutesy-cute.
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