I do. I've been on here for many years and I've had an enjoyable time overall.
However, today I found out about repeated gender insensitivity
on the part of the staff here... you can read the article for details about what happened.
I know that gender issues aren't as srs bsns to some people as, say, race or sexuality issues. I'm sad to say that I receive fairly insensitive and sometimes angry notes and messages regarding my gender on a weekly basis. I have gotten used to the fact that many people are only comfortable when they're able to fit people into distinct categories. It would be nice, though, if this could change. I can understand if the dA mods mentioned just weren't very well informed, I'm sure we can all pick a topic that is very important to someone else that we can admit we know nothing about.
Instead of getting up-at-arms and vitriolic, I hope that maybe we can all take the chance to read up a little bit about gender and how important it is to some folks. Let's just get informed (here is a nice essay
written by ~dmarling
if you want to start somewhere), make the changes and apologies that are needed, and give others the respect we'd like given to us.
What do you think?
*edit 3* It looks like the issue is in the process of being resolved Props to dA for their sensitivity and willingness to work on the issue until a reasonable conclusion was reached! You can read the details of the solution here.
*edit 2* via $spyed
DA will add an "other" sex option (okay..) and an extended gender option. Took them a while, but they might finally be on the right track.
*edit* From now on, DA only wants to know what you have in your pants
. Problem solved? or just avoided?