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The Tuesday Women+ Thread Aims to Be a Panda+

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.

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. 

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.

As the saying goes: The panda is white, they’re Black, they’re Asian! The Women+ of The Avocado are all that, and more. Therefore, the Women+ Thread should reflect that. When I started posting the thread, I chose the Golden Girls image for a header, simply because it is so iconic. But I have become increasingly uncomfortable with my original selection: it represents only such a narrow part of the women+ bracket. I’ll therefore go back to switching it up, because I want all of us to feel welcome and free to contribute. Our different experiences and perspectives are both valid and mutually enriching. Future headers shall showcase the well of wisdom that is this community.

You’re awesome, Women+ of The Avocado, is what I’m saying.

Prompt: No prompt today. Fire away!