Linnea Ista wrote:
> It is exactly this sort of antagonistic behavior that leads women to form
> "female only" news groups.
Eh?? This is a "female only" newsgroup? What a load of crap - I guess I'd better read the FAQ, or
charter, or whatever...
> Once again I will reiterate the point that this is not a usual usenet group.
> It is women in biology. I view it as kind of a "safe place" to talk about
> what's on my mind.
You can't get much safer than sitting at a terminal, typing ;-)
Or are you talking about emotional safety? Politeness? Are you saying the standards of politeness
should be different for men and women?
> This will be seriously jeopardized if the sort of
> thing we have seen in this thread continues. Gentlemen, please remember
> that you are in "our" space when you post here and don't be shocked if
> the normal everyday-science-culture-put-down-opponent conversational
> style isn't well received. Many of us live in that world everyday and
> feel very alien and struggle to aapt when we must.
And remember that many of us _don't_ feel alientated, know how to deal with a put-down (and dish
'em out!), and welcome the occasional verbal battle ;-)
> I don't think it is
> too much to ask that you attempt to adapt when coming here!
So everyone should attempt to become "feminine" here? That's gonna be a tough row for me to hoe.
Just let me know if I'm no longer welcome 'cause I'm too "masculine"...
Susan Jane Hogarth (who rides a motorcycle and paints her nails - gotta prob with that?)
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