Originally Posted by Foustie
The assumptions that are being made about women on this thread, even some of the well intentioned ones, are disgraceful.
Exactly, and that's all I was trying to say with my criticism and was pretty much told to shut up and stop complaining like all women complain by one poster who I have seen repeatedly make seemingly unintentional inflammatory remarks in other threads, but I think maybe he ought to check his attitude.
I understand that this was originally a male site, but so what? Lots of the world was originally a man's world, and now it's not. No one was stopping women from coming on and posting before either; no one could--it's the internet. In my short time on basenotes so far, I've mostly experienced cool, friendly openly supportive and non-stereotyping people who love perfumes. The people who see no need for set gender lines have been the most interesting among them.
With the only exception: In the male forums a certain pissing contest meanness sometimes manifests, mostly pathetic scenes of the more original or intelligent guys being taken down a peg by the man's men, show-offs, trolls, whatever. And yeah I'm a leftie softie blah blah blah, but let's all get along, whatever our differences. We're a bunch of people who like to smell stuff. So really, none of us is normal.