seriously dude, WTF
? I just had a look at an
linked from your post, with a transcription of
the supposedly controversial bits of Mark Shuttleworth's
talk. Isn't the word "guys" gender-neutral in that context?
Also, how hard is it to understand from the context that he
obviously intended the world "girl" to mean "non-techie
companion of the opposite sex", whatever that sex may be?
Get a grip, you people. I'm alright with folks denouncing
the oppressive patriarchy, but calling Shuttleworth's talk
"sexist" is crossing the line towards utter batshit
insanity. You guys (and here I'm using the word in a
non-gender-specific way) are the ones who owe him an apology.