I've said this in feedback to the BN admins (when they asked for my opinion by way of a poll) that
the Male and Female subforums should be merged. Immediately.
I mean, think about it: as much as we all looove to claim that perfume has no inherent gender, why directly contradict that by segregating forum users by gender?
I don't bother much with the 'female' subforum simply because there's relatively little activity, and I would expect that plenty of women aren't more active here because their 'perfume gender' (and by extension, they themselves) are being marginalized by the (possibly unintentional but still) vaguely sexist structure of this place. Enough of that.
What do you say, people? Maybe this argument should be its own thread?
I would love to see more women on here, being more active and outspoken. It would enrich the culture, and hopefully mitigate some of the borderline-OCD tropes that constantly run rampant around here (fakery hysteria, reformulation, pro/con house fanboyism, blah blah blah) Maybe there will be unforeseen social benefits. I think a lot of boys behave better when they think they're being watched by girls. Admit it: this place could use some of that.