||03-16-14 06:34 AM
Originally Posted by Ramona_W
Some topics are more female specific than cyclist specific and they're more comfortably asked and more quickly answered by women based on their experience and opinions rather than forcing the poster to wade through calls for photos of "the affected area" and comments that the thread is "useless" without such photos. Several excellent examples can be found by searching for the words "wife" or "girlfriend" plus "saddle" although adding "crotch" would guarantee even better results. Go ahead. Just for fun.
Nah, I believe you.
Ok, so who do I get the secret handshake from? Any moderator? And how do they know that I am in fact a woman and not a lying curious male?
I don't know, though. It seems to me that if there are inappropriate comments made on any thread, the best way to handle that is to either peer pressure it or moderate it away. Thats what would happen for example in real life in a civilized situation. Man behaves dickishly towards a woman. someone shuts him up (preferably the woman herself but possibly over-hearing males), conversation goes on. Instead of man behaves dickishly, woman to whom he behaved dickishly is told to take herself and any women she wanted to talk to the ladies room to continue their conversation.
But whatever, it's not my forum. And now my curiosity is piqued. But in general I don't thnk treating women cyclists as if they are something substantially different than male cyclists is a good idea. We're all just cyclists IMO. Sure with differing interests, agendas, physiologies, etc. But fundamentally just cyclists.