Sexist Forum?

Started Nov 15, 2000 | Discussions thread
Sal Giambruno
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Re: Sexist Forum?
In reply to PowerPet, Nov 15, 2000

Ah, but Petra, PowerPet (or Petra for that matter), isn't an obvious female name, at least not to Americans. Of course, now that we know . . . :^)

PowerPet wrote:
I'm new so I haven't gotten into the community feel yet, but I can
say as much, that regardless of gender it seems to be easy to "come
in from the cold" (i.e. being new to everyone, and the topic) in
this forum. I've been met with lots of respect and been helped by
truely helpful people. Even if I'm a newbie and my questions might
be very "blue eyed".

I sincerly doubt that people has cared about my gender, but they
have been answering my questions. I haven't gotten any more posts
than I expected. It seems that posts with pictures of half naked
women gets alot more posts

Petra

Sal Giambruno wrote:

I believe I am noticing a sexist trend in this NG. To wit, when a
female (or someone with a feminine pen) posts a message,
interesting or not, she ends up with a flood of replies, most of
which are overly elaborate. On the other hand, when a male posts,
unless the question is of great interest, it goes largely
unnoticed. Is this a "Damsel in Distress" syndrome, or are my
observations without merit?

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