Originally Posted by GroundedSpirit
Thanks Neon for your honesty & openness.
If I had said exactly the same thing I would have been flailed until dead
So the question becomes - how do you ladies that see the other viable options get the word out ?
Maybe by having some conversations with trusted GFs, by forwarding some of the informative media stuff thats appearing more & more ?
It may well be impossible to overcome society's stereotypes and mis-information campaign but unless someone with credibility to the target population at least TRIES, you can be sure it will remain the same.
GS, you tend to "get flailed until dead" not because of what you say, but because of the way you say things.
For example, expressions such as "you ladies" come across as uncouth and divisive. It's much less unflattering to say "the ladies in our midst" or "ladies of a like mindset" for what you are trying to communicate.
Of course, by now, most of us are used to you and have come to expect this sort of phrasing in your posts.