Thundersplace becoming anti-woman?
As you can probably tell from the frequency of my posting, I have really grown to love this place. It presents a wonderful opportunity to exchange very personal views safely and anonymously. It’s also a great place to learn from others and to live vicariously.
I’ve been particularly impressed by the kindness and open-mindedness people have displayed toward one another. We readily help each other with our pee-pee problems. We were even able to get through Bush v. Kerry without spilling blood.
Nevertheless, I’m finding that there has been an increasing trend of hostility toward women in many recent posts. I’m talking about references to CP (I won’t spell it out), anal rape, and fantasies of dominating and/or hurting women. There are also subtler changes, like a proliferation of avatars of hot, semi-naked women.
All of this, in moderation, seemed acceptable to me. Most of it was even funny at first, and seemed to be a proper reflection of free speech. However, when these terms, opinions, and images cease to be a fringe view, it raises a concern, at least for me.
I find this trend upsetting and a little saddening. I understand that many of us have been offended, cheated on, or insulted by women, and are looking for an outlet. I appreciate this. But to conclude that this is a male-female issue is a mistake. It’s a human-human issue, IMO.
Some of us have noted that female participation seems to be flagging. I don’t think it’s a coincidence. I think women are not feeling as welcome here as they used to feel.
I would like someday to invite my wife to join Thunders. But that is not going to happen as long as this trend continues. IMO, we should really resolve to be as respectful, tolerant, and open-minded toward women as we seem to be toward one another.
You are now welcome to exercise your right to free speech. What do you think?
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