Posted by Nemo on January 15, 1998 at 14:11:44:
In Reply to: On Gender Politics posted by Ms Ernemo on January 05, 1998 at 13:36:05:
: Dear Ladonians,
: Sir Randal MacNiall Bundy is certainly correct in
: making me aware of the problem with using the word
: conservative. I regret my choice of words in that case.
: However, I have to point out that the mere fact that
: Ladonia is run by a queen rather than a king does not
: make it less patriarchal.
: (Let me remind everyone of you that Margaret Thatcher
: was the Prime Minister of Great Britain for many years
: without making her country even a tiny bit less
: male dominated.)
: Ladonians, we must ask ourselves:
: how can we make the female nomads participate in the
: discussions on this board?
: Long live Ladonia!
Ms Ernemo and Ladonians, greetings!
You write: "Ladonians, we must ask ourselves: how can we make the female nomads participate in the discussions on this board?" and you accuse Ladonia of being patriarchal!
I must disagree with you on the second point and say that participation problem is rather acute for both gender. Ladonia is neither patriarchal nor matriarchal as there are no restrictions - neither political nor social - concerning citizens' gender. If the female activity on the board and in the political infrastructure of Ladonia is low, well - it is totally women's fault. Nobody and nothing keeps them from being more active!
As I see it, the activity on the board is extremely low when it comes to both gender. There is only a small bunch of people who write here. Where are the remaining 2950 citizens?
A male participant of the discussion board,
Ex nihilum non nihil fit.
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