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View Poll Results: Should Men be welcome in the Women Only Forum?
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I'm a Woman. I think Men should stay out
I'm a Woman. I have No opinion on this.
I'm a Woman. I think men should be allowed in here.
The Women Only label was tantalizing. After a few visits I just had to see what was going on in here... I'm glad I did. I was able to pass on a lot of realy good information to my wife who would not visit any message board. She is a network specialist and doesn't want to tuch one at home. I also had a few good laughs. Some women have even asked questions spacifically to men in here. After reading a few threads I had the oppinion that the title was a "fun" way of saying "in here we talk girl talk, enter at your own risk". I had no intention of offending by posting here.
I went to high school in Germany. I had a few eye openers while living there for three years. At the local swimming pool it was a common practice for swimmers to change into their swimming suites at the edge of the pool. I mean, put a towel on the grass, undress, then reatire in a swimming suite. The pool even had dressing stalls, and most people used them, but they were not required. At the airport, the first day I arived, I made a stop at the mens room, and to my suprise it had an door joining it to the ladies room. While I was standing at a stall the door opened and a lady came in. She washed the sink and cleaned up a bit, then stood by the door to get a tip when I was done. At the high school the kids "hung out" in either restroom, not making any fuss about what the rooms were for. Though both rooms had stalls, the boys room did have urinals without stalls around them. Needless to say I got over my American Shyness pritty fast.
Since then I have not concidered any thing about being a human being to be dirty or rude, though some things are best kept privet.
I guess what I'm getting at is that I think that exclussion will leed to missunderstanding and that leeds to mistrust. There just may be enough of that around that we don't need it here.
A guy that can cook, clean, design and sew dresses, make ceramic dolls for my daughter, overhall my own car engine, and add a second story to my used to be single story house, and be a Scout Master doing all that it entails with young men. I'm not afraid to be a real person. Nor am I afraid to share all things with my wife.
I've voted the poll being a bad idea -- but in a way you can also put me in the category of "Woman, let the men in".
Everything on this board should remain open to all. The regulators try to ensure that no one gets out of line ... although I have a few personal opinions on that too, but on the whole I say GIVE ME A BREAK guys/girls - let's all play nice!
The forum is a great place to focus on issues relating to gals, just like the forum for cave diving, wreck diving etc are to focus on those areas. It just makes searching for comments relating to things that are important (or of concern) to gals. Perhaps (and I stress the perhaps) the title is a bit mis-leading, implying to some that "Women Only" are welcome, to that I say shuzbut! Everyone soon finds out that it's a topic area, and I for one would find it insulting if anyone (particularly a guy) were told to butt out of the forum. I for one welcome the comments from the guys. Sometimes they put a spin on things I hadn't considered.
very interesting.... I like to read the posts in there it helps me understand some of the concerns the female divers have being a DM and taking my Instructor class. I have even passed on info from here to female students.......john