This just keeps getting worse. Please tell me how anyone could think this is a good idea:
Tech Tips with Gnull and Voyd
“Howdy. My husband is Chester Gnull and I’m Laverta Voyd, and I’m the lady to light a way for all you sweethearts out there who do fancy stuff with Linux. Me and my husband’s gonna be bringing you tech tips just about every month now….I don’t know nothing about Linux. Chester, he’s the smart one…”
How many moronic stereotypes can you count in this? I thought the odious Mango Parfait http://www.tuxmagazine.com/node/1000131 in Tux Magazine was bad; somehow the fine folks at Linux Journal managed to exceed their previous Standard of Awfulness.
Here is a free suggestion for the fine folks at Linux Journal, though given the systemic awfulness of their perception of women it’s probably wasted: women don’t need husbands and boyfriends to do tech. We don’t need to be portrayed as cartoony stereotypes. We stand on our own merits as competent, skilled adults and tech professionals. Are you capable of understanding this? Why do you have an editorial policy of belittling and being disrespectful to women?
When are you going to issue a public, sincere apology? When are you going to get a clue and quit portraying women in such idiotic ways?
Linux Journal contacts page: http://www.linuxjournal.com/xstatic/staff/index