A Very Special Women+ Thread: Women You’re Thankful For

Each Wednesday, someone will post a discussion with a few relevant news items from the last week, as well as a topic for further conversation. The prompt will serve as a starting point for those who may want to participate but don’t have a topic of their own they’d like to discuss – as long as it’s relevant to the discussion as a whole, anything goes.

Some guidelines to help this space be a positive experience for everyone:

☮ As always with the AVCAD, don’t feel compelled to share beyond your comfort level.

☮ Please do your best to be mindful of others’ experiences when commenting or posing questions for the group. The female identity is Legion and contains multitudes, and not everyone who has experience with being treated as female by society identifies as female. Furthermore, racial and ethnic identities, sexual orientation, and many other factors can color how one experiences their gender identity on a day-to-day basis. Simply put,

In the News:

Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Conversation

An interesting piece on the women who came forward about Weinstein sharing their experiences with one another for the first time.


Sexual Harassment Happens to Everyone

It really shouldn’t have to be said around here, but this is a good article about sexual harassment in all sorts of jobs, cleanings people and waitresses are harassed just as much as actresses and celebrities.


And now the main event:


Today is a Very Special Episode of the Women’s+ Thread because we’re inviting male identified people to join in the conversation! The goal here is to be able to discuss issues and ask questions while still being respectful. We’ve already talked a lot about our experiences with harassment here so I think instead of my intended topic I’d like to hear from everyone about the women+ in your life that you’re thankful for.