The Thursday Women’s+ Thread Rules the Pitch

This is a safe space: a space for women+ to come together as we are. All of our wants, needs, thoughts, feelings, experiences, losses, successes etc. are welcome. We are here to support each other during trying times and grief, as well as to celebrate each other. If you are a woman+, you belong here. Your contributions are valid and valued: this is the space for us to be ourselves, whatever state it may be that we find ourselves in. It is okay to be angry, happy, sad, disgusted, overjoyed, pensive. It is okay to be in need. We are here to support each other.

Anyone who identifies as female, was socialized female, AFAB, or 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 explicitly invited to participate further. This includes upvotes. We ask cis-men to keep their upvotes to commenters who voluntarily add a “+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 change how one experiences their gender identity on a day-to-day basis.  

Don’t feel compelled to share beyond your comfort level. Any contribution/rant/thought experiment by a woman+ is always welcome.

Optional Prompt: In celebration of the start of the Women’s World Cup: Team Sports! Do you play on any teams as an adult? Did you like team sports as a kid? Any fun memories to share?

Header Clockwise from Top Left: Sam Kerr of Australia, Megan Rapinoe of the USA, Marta of Brazil, Asisat Oshoala of Nigeria, Lena Oberdorf of Germany, and Saki Kumagai of Japan.

Link to the Avocado’s Coverage if you want to hang out while watching: