There are some people in Debian who insist on misgendering and deadnaming trans- or non-binary people. There are others who get upset if the first group is criticized or told to stop. All of these haters are part of why I don't want to be in the Debian project anymore.
There are also people in Debian who are kind, wise, and suppotive to a degree that is incredible. Unfortunately, it's not enough to undo the damage the haters do.
I'm not going back until the haters are gone.
Blogged about this.
@liw Not saying you made the wrong decision, but I would think that senior people with technical expertise would be the people having the leverage to change the situation. Awful situation, I didn't know about this.
@jonne @liw in my experience technical expertise is useless and counterproductive to address and eradicate this kind of problems, instead it enables a sense of superiority in certain categories of people. And Debian doesn't lack technical expertise at all.
I respect your decision but at the same time I wonder if it's the best action to help trans folks have a positive life in Debian.
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