The Women+ Thread Represents

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. 

Bring us your news, discussions, frustrations and inspirations, Avocado Ladies+!

This week’s suggested topic: Representation in Media

Women make up 51% of the population and yet we barely get any speaking time in major movies. Representation can mean a great deal, especially to kids who grow up absorbing things from the world around them. And it’s not just about existing, women are often portrayed in the broadest stereotypes and as one dimensional characters who only exist for the male characters around them. Let’s talk representation!