Message from discussion What? No discussion regarding the ongoing PR disaster that is Matt's porn presentation
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Subject: Re: What? No discussion regarding the ongoing PR disaster that is
Matt's porn presentation
From: DHH <david.heineme...@gmail.com>
To: Rails Activism <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Our biggest problem right now is not Matt's talk per se, not even
> porn, sexism etc. though these are serious issues too. The problem is
> that we can't treat the problem in a satisfactory way, or at least
> suggest a plan how might that happen.
I agree with that. Here's one proposal: Start rating your conference
or track according to the material. The movie standards of PG, M, and
R would do just fine. Then people can self-select on the type of
content that they're willing to hear.
I, for example, can just make sure that I only attend or speak at M
and R rated conferences and tracks. If you're offended by profanity,
for example, you'd be forewarned that sitting in on an M or R track
would be a bad idea.
That's how a movie theater manages to cater to all kinds of people