Do you think twice for replying to topics bordering on addressing men OR women?

@bluewings (3857)
February 24, 2007 12:27pm CST
There are some topics on Mylot that border on specifically addressing men OR women.I answered to such a discussion today ,but I was unsure whether I should because I thought it was meant for women.So,I apologized while answering,but the person told me I 'should' be responding to it because I am a man.So, obviously I was wrong,lol.Are you at times unsure before posting when you come across such discussions ? What do you do with them ? Take a chance and answer or bypass them ?
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@maribel1218 (3085)
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
That was an honest mistake and I really think you have idea with that discussion so why limit it to woman only? It is just like making a discrimination of the topic and sometimes it is nice to hear opposite views on the issue right? Gladly I never yet across a discussion who limit only for man but If I really felt I have something to say in that discussion then I think there is no point of being warned on posting on it lol!!! Next time be more careful lol!! enjoy posting.
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• Philippines
24 Feb 07
that was really confusing lol!!!
@bluewings (3857)
24 Feb 07
Thanks for bringing the confusion to my notice.Hopefully,the next post will read my response to your's :-)
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
15 Mar 07
Ohh why not, I take a chance..lol..I mean if I read through there topic and see some way i'm similar, or agree, or somehow can relate I will answer reguardless of the topic unless its in plain black and white "Women- answer this or Men- answer this.. I just look at it as freedom of speech :)
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@bluewings (3857)
15 Mar 07
lol Alright ,next time you have a thread going for the females,I will use my freedom of speech:-P Just kidding,lol
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@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
15 Mar 07
Now see, I'm going to have to come up with something really clever for females, just to see if you post with the freedom of speech...hahahaha That topic is coming soon just watch for it...
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@bluewings (3857)
15 Mar 07
I solemnly promise that I will! LOL
@cherriemae (3375)
• Philippines
12 Apr 07
Sometimes, i think twice of replying topics like that because sometimes, i cant relate with the men discussions. But if i can answer questions that is for men only, why not, i just wanted to share my ideas as a woman. And i dont think, it's not bad to share my opinion.
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@bluewings (3857)
12 Apr 07
You have a point there.When we have the right kind of suggestion,it won't be bad to comment.Thanks,Cherriemae!
@graham31 (487)
23 Mar 07
I think if it's posted on MYLOT then you have the right to answer to anything if you have an answer or a thought on the topic.I answered a discussions about pregnacy that was meant for a women but i gave my thoughts on it and they women said it was nice to hear from a man in the discussion
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@bluewings (3857)
23 Mar 07
Ah,it happened to me to.It was a topic concerning women's behaviour towards women and I replied to that discussion starting with 'I am sorry but..' and she appreciated it.I guess, on my lucky day I will be welcomed and on a perilous day I will be crucified,lol.I prefer to be lucky,lol.
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@Rexy_leigh (1189)
• Philippines
22 Mar 07
I do respond to this kind of discussions if I have something to say.. I don't really care if that discussion is solely addressed to men or the other so long as there's something I could add up to the topic. But if I feel I don't have a word to add up to that discussion then I wouldn't waste dropping some lines which wouldn't make sense a bit. :P
@bluewings (3857)
23 Mar 07
Yeah,in those cases I will say 'sorry,I have nothing to offer except this' :P Just kidding.
@sunita64 (6474)
• India
15 Mar 07
Well this has never happened with me as I respond to every discussion for which I feel I can give a suitable answer. Well from nowonwards I will observe this as I never thought twice before responding that a question is gender based. But in some discussions they do mention that females do reply then I understand it is for females only.
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@bluewings (3857)
15 Mar 07
Yep,some discussions start ''Ladies ,what would you ....'' and I don't have to think about it, but there are few that would read ''When you are expecting, would you....''.Well, then I am unsure if I am welcome to respond or not,lol.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
14 Mar 07
if i am unsure i just add something short and none gender
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@bluewings (3857)
14 Mar 07
Yes,I could use that.Thanks for the suggestion.