Hello, and welcome to the weekly women+’s issues/health thread!
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.
☮ Anyone who identifies as female, or who was socialized female/AFAB/otherwise has firsthand experience with the issues being discussed, is welcome to post. If you identify as cis-male, we ask that you please set your participation to “lurk” mode, unless otherwise explicitly invited to participate further (i.e. if we did an AMA kind of thread). I’m sure there’s plenty to be gleaned just by reading!
☮ 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,
Updates from the world of womanity:
The US Senate broke records today when Al Franken’s replacement was initiated and women officially held 22 seats in the upper chamber. Of 100. We’re 22/100. Cool.
They’ve passed legislation to enforce equal pay – companies have to prove they’re paying men and women equally.
Why indeed, Lindy West? Why indeed?
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.” – Anaïs Nin
DISCUSSION TOPIC OF THE WEEK:
HAPPY 2018! Hell year is over. Hopefully.
What are you looking forward to this year? What do you thing the coming year will hold for women? What are you saying “fuck you and good riddance” to from 2017? What are you resolved to do in the coming year?
If you want to sign up to do this post in a future week, go right ahead! This list serves as both a sign-up sheet and as an archive for old topics. Check it out! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nBFdVjBdMVCwjw_H7R-k9qwthgV6HrzNiOtkKjxq8sk/edit?usp=sharing