May 5th, 2006

Suggestions for the LJ feminist community.

For the past week, feminist has been shut down in order to revamp rules, add more FAQs, organize, and brainstorm about ways to improve. The old posts are still there but the comments are all invisible, and new posts are not permitted.

I've had a few pleasant and unpleasant experiences participating in feminist. I hesitated to presume to suggest (as a male) what i think is best for a feminist discussion space, but the moderators have explicitly solicited feedback from all members and they had to approve me as a member before i could join. I also feel that observations and arguments should be able to stand on their own merits regardless of the gender speaking them. So i went ahead and wrote in.

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I don't know how it will be received. What do you think?

Have you read feminist? If you have, how do you feel about the issues raised in this letter?