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.
So…Thanksgiving. It sure is the fourth Thursday in November, isn’t it?
What are you doing today? Are you having dinner with family? Are you celebrating “Friendsgiving” with your pals/chosen family? Are seated at a table with your anti-vaxxer uncle and ready to scream? Are you doing your own thing, either because you’re indifferent to the holiday or purposefully avoiding it? Maybe you’re working today because late-stage capitalism. If so, how is your day going?
For those Avocados elsewhere in the world: how is your Thursday/Friday?