Do you ever make gender-specific discussions?

@maezee (32269)
United States
January 6, 2010 3:52pm CST
..And if so, do you feel bad about it? Or do you try to do something to include the left-out gender? I have many many "gender specific" questions that I'd like to ask, although I feel a little bad about making it the type of discussion that not everyone can respond to. Do you ever feel this way?
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@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
8 Jan 10
It really can't be helped sometimes. I know that I've made some gender specific discussions before, an example being one about permanent make up. Although, I do try to ask broad questions that would allow anyone to respond to. I mean, the person wouldn't have had to experience whatever it was I asked or anything. They could talk about someone they know who went through it or something. But the thing is, I've noticed that I do get some people of the opposite gender responding to some of my gender-specific discussions too.
@drannhh (15226)
• United States
6 Jan 10
I probably do, but since I am of the gender that got left out of "history" and "mankind" and al that good stuff, I figure it is payback time. I am extremely cognizant of the issue, but I do not feel even a little bad if I do it. NOPERS!
@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
6 Jan 10
Like what vonmac said up there, it could be gender-specific, but anyone can still reply. Hi maezee, I remember one gender-specific discussion you started. The one about PMS. I remember that it did not stop my from responding. And I think I was the first!
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
6 Jan 10
Yup, I have made several discussions over the past. One thing I remember is a discussion pertaining to woman asking "how painful it is when giving birth?" I guess men cannot knew this, so its a gender specific question.
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
6 Jan 10
I think it's sometimes hard to avoid questions like this. I know myself I have probably asked gender specific questions and I know I've started discussions that were specific to those in the U.S. or of a certain religion. I sometimes feel bad but at the same time I figure if someone reads it and can't or doesn't want to answer they just won't. I often run across discussions that I can't respond to for these very reasons. Don't feel too badly about it, I think we all do it!