Sexist Forum?

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

Hi Petra,

In Italian, Petra means rock! So, you are a power-rock! :^)

Expect the same service from me, as I try to be unbiased. I am sure most of the folks in this forum do the same, maybe leaning more towards helping females, for as Ian said, they are eager to encourage female participation in this great hobby.

Sal

PowerPet wrote:
Actually I was going to use my "normal" screen name CyberPet, but I
saw some guy here (that you guys weren't too happy about) using a
name similar to CyberPet, so I did chose my alternative screen
name, PowerPet, instead.

"Power" comes from my constant use of my PowerBook (I'm a real
Macfreak) and "Pet" is just a shortform for my real name Petra. An
old boyfriend (from the good ol' US) called me Pet and I kind of
liked the double meaning of it.

So I should expect less good treatment now... or better?

Petra

Sal Giambruno wrote:
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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