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Comment Re:On the Internet no one knows you are a dog... (Score 1) 685

Because in a generally-male community, which open source is, as TFA reports, it is assumed that, unless otherwise stated, your gender is male. If you do not correct that assumption, you are seen as being disingenuous. If you do correct that assumption, you can be seen as trying to curry favor with your minority status. There is no winning.

Comment Re:Issue is more complicated (Score 4, Insightful) 920

Welcome to the game of power dynamics! If you call them out, will they make your life difficult? If you call them out, will they physically attack you? If you call them out, will they use their authority to subtly destroy your life or career? The answer to all these questions is "I don't know!"

Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images. -- Jean Cocteau