On 10/18/2016 03:43 PM, Karsten Wade wrote:
On 10/18/2016 09:59 AM, A. Mani wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 1:12 PM, Radka Janekova <radka.janek(a)redhat.com>
>> on the topic of anything feminist, cookie or otherwise, I would like to
>> also point out that *diversity != feminism* and we should make sure that
>> it does not become such, and that it is not seen as such by the public.
> diversity \subset feminism
I wasn't making an equivalence between the two, I was using the example
from feminism to remind us that people seek cookies everywhere even
while being well-meaning.
It's simply a risk to consider in issuing badges for participation --
some people will participate for the cookies and milk, and not for the
real effect they can make. Is that bad? It depends. ;)
Not to keep prodding at this topic, but I've actually started exploring
this concept a little deeper in some other places. Richard Brislin,
author of "Understanding Culture's Influence on Behavior" and
"Intercultural communication: A reader", categorized this type of
treatment as "tokenism" (as early as 1993). Although it's more often
used in a workplace context than open source, the same concept applies.
The idea behind tokenism is where a person's small participation in
activities is used as self-convincing proof for not being prejudiced.
Although I'm by no means an expert, I've been exploring deeper into some
of Brislin's writings, and when I saw this, it immediately reminded me
about this discussion. Could be a "recommended reading" topic for anyone
wanting to expand their knowledge on these kinds of topics. :)
Justin W. Flory