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Weird MongoMapper-Example Page #113

ccoenen opened this Issue · 3 comments

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A colleague of mine notified me of this wikipage here:

while there's technically nothing wrong with it, i would appreciate it, if you could come up with an example that is a little more original and less stereotypical. There's numerous things that i find to be problematic here:

  • ownership of people (has_many and belongs_to suggest a very dominant role of the male here)
  • stereotypic properties (favorite_beer, job and wishes. As if women wouldn't have jobs and men don't have any wishes? Your choice of beverage is, of course, your own business.)
  • women only have a name?
  • heterocentric view (must be wife + man)

I'm sure there's a lot of nice ways to explain the very same thing with different models.


Hi Claudius,

True indeed, it's quite old fashioned. That page has been contributed by a user of Picky as you can see at the bottom of the page. Please feel free to de-old-fashion-ify! :)
Perhaps a simple reversal of roles does the trick in a twist-y way?



I linked this issue at the top of and noted that there are problems with the example.

@floere floere closed this

thanks for the notice. I unfortunately didn't come up with a better example, yet.

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