Although your question is valid, and it "might" be debatable, but I agree with bringing up this topic in this way.
In social sciences it is an old adage, commonly referred to as "Name & Shame" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name_and_shame
The purpose is to bring to light a practice that is done with malign intent. It worked in highlighting corporate greed, and there are various examples related to maltreatment of slaves back in US history, during the Apartheid rule in South Africa, in the Israel's treatment of Palestinians. Even in our history (with regards to Indian independence movement) we still name likes of Mir Jafar & Mir Sadiq. In 2007 LUMS students launched a similar camapign against various members of military rule which were trying to undermine different civilian institutions.
I applaud the lady who brough this topic on CS. It is no longer a small community (thanks to media coverage). One common complaint by CSers, especially ladies coming from other countries is the "staring", and then on "perception" of locals regarding western women.
Probably a lot of us men, on CS here in Pakistan (be it Lahore, Rawalpindi, Karachi, Quetta or other active CS communities) are like that. We dont get much opportunities to interact with the other gender, and when we do, we are quite single tracked.
Hope this thread will help us improve ourselves, and avoid such issues in future. We already have shortage of women on CS, beleive me it is like that. In my years on CS I have come across less than half a dozen women who actively take part in CS events and gatherings. Hope and pray that us men will act more responsibly and we have less of these "frandship" messages coming up.
fingers crossed, in solidarity :) Hoping for the best!!!!
Thanks for introducing me to some new phrases.
1). Shame and Name
2). All females get emails.