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30 Jun 2020, 11:03 am

Why isn't there a men's subforum on WP? Men have things they need to discuss as well. It's not just women who have gender related things to talk about.


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30 Jun 2020, 11:12 am

Actually, there was one (c.2007?), but it got removed because it was abused (i.e., rampant misogyny and "incel"-like rants against women) and that was the end of it.  The women's forum stayed because the discussions there are almost always sensible and fact-based.


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30 Jun 2020, 12:56 pm

If I had a quid for the number of times this has been asked on WP, I'll be very rich by now.

It's odd how there's no longer a men's forum but there's a PPR forum.

But usually there's separate sources on women on the spectrum, so it makes sense to have a women's forum, and I have no issue with men posting in the women's forum. In fact I find it quite cute.


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30 Jun 2020, 1:05 pm

I almost accidently replied to the ladies forum. The question was asked if one was scared of getting pregnant. I was going to write "Yes, very!" :D


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30 Jun 2020, 1:05 pm

...Again?



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30 Jun 2020, 1:12 pm

Joe90 wrote:
... It's odd how there's no longer a men's forum but there's a PPR forum...
Not really ... I guess it's kinda like outdoor bathrooms; men can go practically anywhere in the woods to do their business, but women need a clearly-defined place where they can feel safe.


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30 Jun 2020, 2:26 pm

Fnord wrote:
Actually, there was one (c.2007?), but it got removed because it was abused (i.e., rampant misogyny and "incel"-like rants against women) and that was the end of it.  The women's forum stayed because the discussions there are almost always sensible and fact-based.

Women’s forum was the rallying point of a movement to ban most men from wp.
Any woman who wants to complain about men or make sexist feminist changes on wp posts in women’s section, cause 1. Most men don’t bother to read thst. section, 2. They aren’t really supposed to post if they do read.
Yet despite this, the problem makers were banned and the women’s section remained up.

So in 2007 some men were banned and then the mods deemed all men guilty for their crimes and removed the men’s section.
Equality at its best.


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30 Jun 2020, 2:27 pm

Joe90 wrote:
If I had a quid for the number of times this has been asked on WP, I'll be very rich by now.

It's odd how there's no longer a men's forum but there's a PPR forum.

But usually there's separate sources on women on the spectrum, so it makes sense to have a women's forum, and I have no issue with men posting in the women's forum. In fact I find it quite cute.

Separate sources?


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30 Jun 2020, 3:12 pm

Fnord wrote:
Joe90 wrote:
... It's odd how there's no longer a men's forum but there's a PPR forum...
Not really ... I guess it's kinda like outdoor bathrooms; men can go practically anywhere in the woods to do their business, but women need a clearly-defined place where they can feel safe.


That's an interesting observation, quite smart actually, there's hope for you yet :wink:


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30 Jun 2020, 4:29 pm

Teach51 wrote:
Fnord wrote:
Joe90 wrote:
... It's odd how there's no longer a men's forum but there's a PPR forum...
Not really ... I guess it's kinda like outdoor bathrooms; men can go practically anywhere in the woods to do their business, but women need a clearly-defined place where they can feel safe.


That's an interesting observation, quite smart actually, there's hope for you yet :wink:


Men poop as well... :wink:

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Separate sources?

I couldn't think of a better way to word it.
A lot of women on the spectrum complain that there aren't enough information or sources about autism in women, so having a section specially for autistic women seems quite convenient.


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30 Jun 2020, 4:36 pm

Joe90 wrote:
Teach51 wrote:
Fnord wrote:
Joe90 wrote:
... It's odd how there's no longer a men's forum but there's a PPR forum...
Not really ... I guess it's kinda like outdoor bathrooms; men can go practically anywhere in the woods to do their business, but women need a clearly-defined place where they can feel safe.


That's an interesting observation, quite smart actually, there's hope for you yet :wink:


Men poop as well... :wink:


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01 Jul 2020, 1:52 am

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There’s a sticky for “men’s discussion” in the Random Posting section.



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03 Jul 2020, 11:23 pm

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I almost accidently replied to the ladies forum. The question was asked if one was scared of getting pregnant. I was going to write "Yes, very!" :D


:lmao: :lmao: :lmao:



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04 Jul 2020, 1:18 am

Most women don’t mind it if you reply, provided the reply is respectful.

And you don’t reply to a thread about something which is solely in the domain of women.



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04 Jul 2020, 2:49 am

i'm surprised you're the one who is asking it this time, sweet pea, considering you've been here since the beginning...when there used to be one.

:)

this question always gets asked and the answer is always as follows:

Fnord wrote:
Actually, there was one (c.2007?), but it got removed because it was abused (i.e., rampant misogyny and "incel"-like rants against women) and that was the end of it.  The women's forum stayed because the discussions there are almost always sensible and fact-based.


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04 Jul 2020, 3:24 am

Mountain Goat wrote:
I almost accidently replied to the ladies forum. The question was asked if one was scared of getting pregnant. I was going to write "Yes, very!" :D

:mrgreen:

Me too! 8O


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