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|Yes subforums for both womens and mens would be useful||7||31.82%|
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|No it wouldn't be useful.||15||68.18%|
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|12-06-2011, 07:46 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Womens Health and Mens Health sub-forums
Should there be separate sub-forums for women's health issues and men's?
Personally, I think it would be useful to separate out from the general nutrition, sleep, exercise topics. However, I believe we should have BOTH mens and womens or NEITHER. As the population of the Earth is roughly 50% each way, neither gender is 'special'.
Womens topics - menstruation, childbirth, pap tests, mammograms
Mens topics - masturbation, erectile dysfunction etc
|12-06-2011, 10:22 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: France - Japan - Korea
I find it unnecessary. I don't think a segregation would even be useful ; I do think that for example women could benefit from reading about first-hand experiences in the male issues you describe, and possibly bring interesting testimonials and ask pertinent questions. Most users can exert their personal judgement about which threads they want to read and which ones they won't care about, or may gross them out.
On top of this, we do have several genderqueer and transgender members on these boards. We have people who don't necessarily/always identify as female who have vulvas, and experience menstruation, and can offer valid and interesting contributions on these topics, for example. I don't know if we have intersex members, but it's a real possibility. Even if we don't restrict the use of the subforums to a particular gender/sex, is it necessary to remind these members that as far as most of the world is concerned, woman=vulva and man=penis, and too bad if their body doesn't match that?
Edit: also, in real life the term women's health is widely used to refer to the issues you have in mind, men's health not so much. Case in point, we've had 5 years of men talking about their ejaculations and masturbatory habits and circumcision in the main health forum, and it's only when we bring up menstruation that the idea of a separate women's health forum is raised. I expect that if we open 2 subforums, the women will segregate themselves while the men will stay in the main health forum.
Last edited by aelle; 12-06-2011 at 10:25 AM.
|12-06-2011, 11:19 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2011
|12-06-2011, 11:54 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2009
To clarify I wasn't intending that people of either gender or both shouldn't be able to post across, but just to make it clear what people were getting into after some of the reactions to the menstruation threads!
Yes, you make a good point there about self-segregation. Well actually all very good points. I have a transgendered relative so I should be more alert to that!
Last edited by CoolBee; 12-06-2011 at 11:58 AM.
|12-06-2011, 12:03 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
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|12-08-2011, 11:28 AM||#13 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2007
I am of two minds about such sub-forums. It would, perhaps, get rid of some of the "eww gross" posts made by guys on subjects such as menstruation but I think if guys read threads like that, they're just going to read the same threads in a women's sub-forum!
|12-08-2011, 11:42 AM||#14 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
I don't think it really matters much, but if there were to be a couple of subforums created, I wouldn't mind, as long as there still was a general health and fitness forum still there. If I don't want to read a thread about women's health I don't have to. I can clearly avoid reading those thread that do not pertain to me, so I don't really see the need for more subforums on the subject of health.
But it will just be a subforum I never use if Women's Health is created, so to me, it won't change my life.
|12-20-2011, 12:01 PM||#15 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2011
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