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I'm happy to announce that my first article in Model View Culture, "Gendered Language: Feature or Bug in Software Documentation?", is live.

Excerpt:
Defenders of the status quo in both libuv and Ubuntu seem to be saying, “This is trivial, I don’t care, why are you wasting my time.” But the amount of time and energy that many people invested in defending the status quo communicates a different, implicit message. The majority of the “it’s trivial” commenters in these issues are men. Is controlling the conversation a way in which men perform their gender? No one ever seems to say that men’s desire to protect the status quo is “trivial” or unworthy of attention - triviality only gets used to characterize challenges to the status quo. Perhaps this asymmetry is the crux of the problem: men cannot bear to be told by women that they, themselves - their masculinity represented through gendered pronouns - are trivial.

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Date: 2014-02-27 01:14 am (UTC)
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I am delighted by the excerpt; am looking forward to reading the full thing.

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Date: 2014-02-27 03:17 am (UTC)
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This is fine work; I will recommend it among my local gang of geeks of various genders.

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Date: 2014-02-28 03:53 am (UTC)
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Good stuff, Tim.

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