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[Xmca-l] Re: Analysis of Gender in early xmca discourse



Hello Alfredo,


Thanks for your very thoughtful reply.


I'm quite happy to see that the message got through to you, but not Huw. I cannot say with certainty what the solution is, but I think it is safe to offer that many would welcome an open discussion and search for one void of ridicule and sarcasm.


Whether that means reframing or redefining, I don't know. I think it's just a tired old problem and I can feel hopeless about it especially when reading what Jacob and Huw posted today.


That's how I come to my own conclusion that don't think that it is something we can work out all by ourselves, that we need to include "professionals" who are skilled in sensitizing the patterns that Others find harmful and unwelcoming, and so to me it means looking to other places where the work has been done and done relatively successfully. An XMCA Task Force perhaps.


Not long after my entry to the list a few years back, I'd offered to curate a newcomer's page, but nothing came of that. I'm not certain I have the time at present to do something like that, but if I were, I'd want to know that the work I do is going to count for something of value.


Who wouldn't feel that way?


Annalisa <-- please note the spelling. Thanks.