The Standard Women+ Post 9/24

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

 As always with the Avocado, 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! (New Guideline, please take note) This includes upvotes, we ask cis-men to keep their upvotes to commenters who voluntarily add “+up” to their comments and only those comments.

 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.

Today’s suggested topic: Objectification and bullying

We have an open W+ thread today on this same topic and this is the space for a standard post so that anyone who feels uncomfortable in the open post has a place to discuss as usual with all the standard rules in place. And as always we can talk about whatever topics we want here (and there for that matter) so long as it’s within the rules (which I never really worry about with y’all).