How Does Redpoint U Feel About Sexism



  • A few words about our moderators.

    1. Lynne

    A known entity with deep roots in the climbing community. What she doesn't know about moderating bunches of rowdies....

    1. Halfwit.

    Buddy of mine that does not know jack about climbing (at least far as I am aware) but with much experience dealing with rowdy many to many oriented communities - the likes of which make y'all look like pansy arsed bed wetters comparatively. Way cool dude. Also sharp as a whip. Woe unto to those who test him. So please don't, cuz he's definitely got better things to do and lending his bud a hand on this one out of the goodness of his heart, okay?



  • Only climbing I've chanced to do is into peoples hearts. Not unlike ringworm I guess?



  • Noticed that this thread is presently the one and only to have been down voted thus far. I invite whomever did so to weigh in with their two cents worth and share their perspective.



  • Objectification of women is, specifically as I understand it, a dehumanization of that person into a purely, mostly sexual form, and will not be welcome here.

    What is a more nuanced discussion to have is the other facets of this. Pejorative comments or harassment. I myself am in no shoes to be claiming that I know qualitatively what constitutes either of these things to women, and I would love honest, candid input. I may have the best intentions, but I don't have the experience to intuit how intent from one is received by females; or for that matter any person whose shoes I've not chanced to walk in.



  • Objectification of women is, specifically as I understand it, a dehumanization of that person into a purely, mostly sexual form, and will not be welcome here.

    Thank you, Halfwit.

    I'm not sure if that's the straightforward answer that Happi was looking for, but it works for me.



  • @L-Aura said in How Does Redpoint U Feel About....:

    Objectification of women is, specifically as I understand it, a dehumanization of that person into a purely, mostly sexual form, and will not be welcome here.

    Thank you, Halfwit.

    I'm not sure if that's the straightforward answer that Happi was looking for, but it works for me.

    I am not keen on bunches of legal eagle small print type verbiage. Forum Rule #1 spells it out pretty succinctly:

    1. Be respectful of others.

    Realizing this is a particularly sensitive issue with a sensitive history, we have endeavored to expand upon that for those who may not quite get it yet. Is that so difficult to grok that we need pages upon pages to spell out and delineate any and all possible asshattery?

    I put up these forums to provide a community space for ST refugees but this is not ST. So rather than presume the worst, why not cut us some slack until an actual issue arises that we have somehow failed to handle appropriately before casting judgment, eh?

    My primary objective is trying to foster folks coming together to experience their shared passion for climbing while leaving plenty of breathing room for around the campfire general discussion. It is our shared passion that led us here in the first place. Our differences make us unique. It is good to nurture both.

    P.S.; Halfwit is from Canada. Folks are just lots more civil there, eh?



  • @toby I was just wondering....because, knowing Supertopo, and that the vast majority of people here at least so far ARE the Supertopians, the issue is sure to be tested.

    Of course we'll see how it gets handled when it arises, but I don't think it's an unusual thing to wonder about, being a woman who has talked to many another that wouldn't post at ST, or left in disgust or out of fear of further harassment. That somebody "downgraded" the thread ought to give you an insight into how some of them feel about the topic of a woman voicing an opinion on the subject.



  • @Happiegrrrl

    I invited whomever did that to elaborate. I've since chalked it up to lack of familiarity with the new boards. So someone may well not have even been aware they had done such. For what it is worth, I did not nuke their vote, so somebody else had to upvote to get it back to zero, which is encouraging.

    "Be respectful" is intentionally a large umbrella. Rest assured it has got you covered on this one.



  • Lynne Leichtfus is a mod? Excellent.



  • @johntp

    Yes. See full list here:

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