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Re: [newtech-1] How do I meet lesbian women who are in technology and investment banking?

From: Kevin G.
Sent on: Friday, March 27, 2009 11:46 PM
First thing to throw out there.  I'm sure its just that some of the
most vocal people happen to be strange.  However, I haven't been on
this list all that long, and I'd say the majority of emails have a lot
less to do with technology and a lot more with arguments, personal
attacks, or creepiness.  This being in the latter category.  Oh, also
put in "reply all" mistakes and LinkedIn requests.

Second.  I'm totally lost.  Fill me in...

"It has been noted in various books that lesbian women are more creative..."

Please, as in all written arguments, post your sources.  To quote you,
BTW, I am extremely serious about this.  I would love to see these
books.

"I thought this broadminded thought will be a good counter-point to
the 57 emails discussing racism."

I think you'll find 57 emails to be pretty light.  This is going to
generate quite a response.

You know, I don't want to be mean.  I'm sure you do actually mean
well.  However, although you're applying a positive stereotype to
lesbians, its still a pretty blatant stereotype.  This is one small
step away from a Borat-style request.  If it is a Borat-style joke,
its in poor taste.  Kudos on the commitment to humor, but still.  Bad.

Also, I can't imagine a lesbian (or anybody) deciding to contact you
based on this request, except for comedic value.  There's no way one
could expect this collaboration to be productive.

On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 11:32 PM, Kevin Apte <[address removed]> wrote:
> I dont think so. All of us are limited in some way by our technology,
> business, ethnic and even location backgrounds.? Being South Asian and
> living in NJ, I get no opportunity to meet lesbian women.
>
> On the other hand, this is? a late Friday email- I just did not want NYTech
> to have? a week with 57 emails discussing racism, with no blow being struck
> for progressive values.
>
> Kevin
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 11:25 PM, Shawn Ames <[address removed]> wrote:
>>
>> NY Tech is getting gaudy I see. wtf. This is a pretty sexist, labeling,
>> and weird request...
>>
>> Had to put it out there. wtf. wtf!
>>
>> On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 11:17 PM, Kevin Apte <[address removed]> wrote:
>>>
>>> I am looking to meet lesbian women who are in technology and investment
>>> banking. I am a straight guy- this is about broadening my horizons- and yes,
>>> I am serious. It has been noted in various books that lesbian women are more
>>> creative, so not knowing them puts? me at a disadvantage.
>>>
>>> I? thought this broadminded thought will be a good counter-point to the
>>> 57 emails discussing racism.
>>>
>>> BTW, I am extremely serious about this.
>>>
>>> I am looking for business and technical soulmate in the area of
>>> technology and investment banking. I am particularly interested in the area
>>> of cloud computing.
>>>
>>>
>>> Kevin
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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