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Is there any kind of popular association between Linux and feminism?


No, seriously, I thought, there is something to it in the Linux world.

Like, y'know, according to certain popular beliefs, the world is ruled by the rich elite composed of typically white elderly men, who like to impose various defensive conditions upon the society - which they influence - while it seems that the women have been historically the most suppressed group, regardless of political conditions. Which is why, some viewpoints claim those white elderly rich influential males, are particularly afraid of women and femininity, being the reason for discriminative social orders brought to happen. Long story short, Linux is kind of a rebellion against those white rich influential Microsoft elderly men, is it not?

I speculate that the landscape of modern GNU/Linux is adequately depictive of the femminile mindset in self government and dynamics of progress. In other terms, Linux is a woman.

For further conspiracy theories, has anyone noticed the swastika symbol written into the logo of the Windows operating system? But it is not a nazi swastika. It is the buddhist swastika, meaning "good luck to you on your way to completion". It indeed seems to work. Microsoft effectively scores in every valid field, save maybe for the mobile phones, where it was outdone by other patriarchal, defensively minded, insecure but highly motivated oligarchies. Not perfect, but good enough to eventually take over the competition.

So then what do you say when installed Linux ?
 I have her installed ?
 She's laid into my harddrive ?

I don't think that will sound too satisfying for a "she".

@Sprintrdriver, I consider it more a thing of a mindset behind the scenes rather than anything associated with body or sexuality, assuming that Linux is a woman. Like, think of the gender philosophy. It is all about the mind being given priority over the bodily conditions, therefore, there is the notion of the sexual identity the mind has, rather than the body. Gender is about the sex of the mind influencing the sexual identity of a body in the aftermath, rather than thinking of a body as being the defining factor. Linux is a mind of a liberated woman, imposed upon social movement, focused upon software engineering.

But there is a hook, you see. Feminism, draws a lot from the patterns of masculinity. In order to be able to initiate or uptake a discussion with some people or parties, first you need to learn the language or certain codes of values popular among those with whom you would wish to have a dispute. Feminism, therefore, is not femininity. Feminism is quite masculine. I would even speculate feminism was invented by males.

The rich ruling elite, that is.


So how does femininity relate to all this Linux feminism that I argue towards? In this case, the femininity - as an order of things - would be used as a tool against the patriarchal patterns dominating the field.


For instance, look at the logo of Apple. Is it not just the symbol referencing the judeochristian excuse for patriarchy, being the cornerstone of the Northern culture?

In this regard, what is Tux? Tux is an anti-symbol. It is a toy, a symbol that is meant to refer nothing.


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