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duella.codes • Edited on

Why is it sexist? It's a girl in front of a computer. She's not topless or dressed erotically. Anything you interpret from that picture is more in your head than anything else. What picture would you prefer?

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Sebastian

You do realize that sexism is not merely about erotic connotations but about reducing people to their sex?

The cover is sexist because the woman depicted is used to attract clicks of male developers. She is entirely reduced to her looks in order to profit from clickbait, thus she is objectified.

The picture has NOTHING to do with the contents of the post. The question regarding what picture I would prefer, though irrelevant, is easy to answer: Pick a generic photo of source code, software boxes, or the like. Anything but this.

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RobCodes

Thought police at it again.

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duella.codes

I didn't think she was reduced to her sex. She looks very much like a woman that may be interested in open source software internships. As a woman I don't feel it's sexist, unless you feel it should be a man.

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Sebastian

Nope, I don't enforce. I merely express my opinion. Just like you did right there.

It is entirely up to the original author whether to keep posting such cover images or not. And he seems reasonable about it and is considering my points. And I'm grateful for it. 👍

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Kevin Smith

You can barely see the laptop. If she looked like she was coding something, I could maybe buy it. The Lady Justice staue in the background suggests that this is some generic picture of someone in a law office. Nothing about this says "developer". I wouldn't say I was "offended" by the photo, but it did seem unnecessarily click-bait-y. The author has acknowledged this (good for him), but I wanted to defend the issue. If it doesn't bother you, fine. But the point of polite discourse isn't to figure out what you can justify getting away with because a few people don't mind.

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Deepanshu Udhwani Author

Hi, Thanks for your opinion and words ...First of all, I would like to clear to you that I didn't want to use any clickbait-y image as it's for the benefit of whole open source community.

Now how did I got that image?

  1. Go to unsplash.com (A royalty-free image sharing site)
  2. Search with the keyword (jobs) 3 Scroll down to the third line.

Sir, As you can see that I have used #jobs in my post so I thought why not post with an image.

Thanks!

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Sebastian

Thanks for the clarification. I'm sorry if my wording came across as very harsh. I think we have made things clear now and I'd like to thank you for your understanding and consideration.

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Kevin Smith

Yeah, I can definitely see how it could happen. It's not like she was in a bikini or something. But the emphasis seem on the beautiful woman rather than coding. But I could see how it would an innocent mistake.