I do. I've been on here for many years and I've had an enjoyable time overall.
However, today I found out about repeated gender insensitivity
on the part of the staff here... you can read the article for details about what happened.
I know that gender issues aren't as srs bsns to some people as, say, race or sexuality issues. I'm sad to say that I receive fairly insensitive and sometimes angry notes and messages regarding my gender on a weekly basis. I have gotten used to the fact that many people are only comfortable when they're able to fit people into distinct categories. It would be nice, though, if this could change. I can understand if the dA mods mentioned just weren't very well informed, I'm sure we can all pick a topic that is very important to someone else that we can admit we know nothing about.
Instead of getting up-at-arms and vitriolic, I hope that maybe we can all take the chance to read up a little bit about gender and how important it is to some folks. Let's just get informed (here is a nice essay
written by dmarling
if you want to start somewhere), make the changes and apologies that are needed, and give others the respect we'd like given to us.
What do you think?
*edit 3* It looks like the issue is in the process of being resolved Props to dA for their sensitivity and willingness to work on the issue until a reasonable conclusion was reached! You can read the details of the solution here.
*edit 2* via spyed
DA will add an "other" sex option (okay..) and an extended gender option. Took them a while, but they might finally be on the right track.
*edit* From now on, DA only wants to know what you have in your pants
. Problem solved? or just avoided?