[LINK] Helping third world
Mon, 21 Feb 2000 16:06:20 +1100
Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
> As a priority, the digital divide probably comes a long way behind a
> few other divides.
> Nature intended women to be our slaves. They are our property.
> They belong to us, just as a tree that bears fruit belongs to a gardener
> What a mad idea to demand equality for women!
> Women are nothing but machines for producing children.
> -- Napoleon Bonaparte
It has been pointed out to me that what I was trying to say is about as
clear as black writing on black paper in a room with no lights at midnight.
The point was that (in my opinion) the digital divide should be of a lower
priority than many other things, not the least of which is the way many
societies treat women. I would rather see the world community attack such
issues as the suppression of women (as in the Taliban's denial of their
education) and female genital mutilation than enrich a few IT manufacturers
Napolean's view is not a thing of the past. In some parts of the world it