It's too bad we lost the thread that Jeff started because I think we had brought a lot of these issues out for discussion there.
Several of us pointed out that there are women who have a strong interest in the well being of male survivors. There really is no other place on the web like this.
We discussed the fact that some guys come here and think that only guys are here. One of the suggestions was that we have some more explicit warning that the posys in the public area are exactly that, public.
Like that New Yorker cartoon said, "On the Internet no one knows you're a dog." There is no way to be absolutely sure that only men enter the forum.
Several women joined in the discussion and each of them wanted to feel welcome in order to keep posting.
Several guys would like the site to be exclusively for men. (For the record, I am not one of those guys.) Several guys would like to continue offering a forum for partners (male and female) and other people concerned about male survivors to receive support and to seek insight into the issues from the views of male survivors. Sometimes we male survivors don't agree on things, so there are several views for them to understand.
Finally, we discussed the fact that the Members' Area is more private. At the very least it is not freely available to casual web surfers.
That's my quick synopsis of what we were discussing in the other thread. Please fill in what you think I missed.
I was really happy that we were able to keep that thread informational and not a flame war. I hope we can pick up the discussion here now and continue the constructive dialog. (Or is that dialogue?