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SeaWitch

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978 days ago

I wasn’t sure where to post this, so I hope here is okay.

I’ve sniffed around several of the ww forums on the internet, and LJ (to my surprise) is the first one where I regularly see women post and women online.

My question is, why is this so? Why are there so many more women here than elsewhere?

-- When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.”   Theodore Roosevelt


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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 978 days ago

beside males like females … :-)
I think its becourse we don´t see what part of the human race has posted
the project ,blog , comments and question´s (except in cases like this )
but see one human(not sure all is from this planet ) woodworker … a freind we have or have not mett yet
sharing the same interress …. woodworking and all the aspect of it
newbie (like me) or with 50+ years experience doesn´t matter every one have something to share
and everyone can learn from all the others …. I think that is how most of the L J´s look at it
and of course having fun on this corner with all the others :-)

take care
Dennis

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RONFINCH

142 posts in 1510 days


#2 posted 978 days ago

Uhhh, they have good taste???? LOL

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Elizabeth

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#3 posted 978 days ago

I can’t speak for others but I can say why I’m here.

Lumberjocks was one of the first woodworking forums that I found when I started looking for one. I liked the layout and the different sections for forums, reviews, projects etc. It was easy to set up my profile and my project pages. And when I started to post questions and comments, I wasn’t talked down to or belittled just because I dared to come into “male” territory. Even when my newbieness became clear. I wish I got the same treatment when visiting a new woodworking store or lumberyard for the first few times. People here are encouraging of newer woodworkers and gender never seems to come into the equation. It’s refreshing.

When joining I was tempted to choose a non-gendered username/photo to avoid the problems that I have often encountered in other areas, but I decided to be myself, and I’m glad I did.

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crank49

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#4 posted 978 days ago

The answer should be obvious. It’s because there are so many of us good looking, handsome, intelligent, sensitive male type Lumber Jocks here ;^)

Seriously, I don’t know. I have noticed that when a LJ of the female type asks a question or asks for advice there seems to be an abundance of responses.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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ShaneA

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#5 posted 978 days ago

I will agree with Crank’s observation. However, there are a lot of excellent ww here to learn from, and see their works. So, it is a good place to get help and share one’s skills with others who will appreciate it.

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patron

12947 posts in 1927 days


#6 posted 978 days ago

must be the ease of using this site
and the enthusiastic responses

young
old
male
female
close or far

makes no difference

i have gone to other sites
but never joined them
as i find them to hard to navigate
and all the comments
seem so two dimensional and restricted

here we all share triumphs and failures
and take the time to get to know each other
not just in the work
but in the interaction
something the other sites
seem to lack

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 978 days ago

I think women are great and if they’re a woodworker so much the better.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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SCOTSMAN

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#8 posted 978 days ago

They are here because I am here LOL well maybe not. But I am glad the’y are here.Actually we need more women .I always say if women ran the world we would be better off.But then I think of Thatcher ! but was she not a man in drag? Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 978 days ago

As one who has been around since the early days of this site, I think I can sort of explain it this way:

Originally there was a relatively small core group of woodworkers doing most of the posting here, and they were a very polite ,kind, and friendly group. This made female woodworkers feel comfortable. As time has progressed, and the site has grown tremendously in membership, I think the presence of women has kept us boys on our best behavior, which, in turn, keeps more women joining all the time. It’s sort of self-perpetuating.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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SeaWitch

149 posts in 980 days


#10 posted 978 days ago

What a great place this is. I guess I’m just surprised at nice everyone is. I don’t see a lot of rules or the presence of a lot of moderators, and yet everyone seems so warm…...I’m no stranger to the internet or ww forums, but this place feels different….I’m glad I found it. ;o)

-- When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.”   Theodore Roosevelt

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#11 posted 978 days ago

Seawitch: Because it’s the place where all the cool guys hangout. Babes dig a guy covered in sawdust.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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CharlieM1958

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#12 posted 978 days ago

Don’t mind Roger. He’s on a lot of medication.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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SeaWitch

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#13 posted 978 days ago

Rick L, thanks but no thanks. I don’t want a women-only forum. Just one where women are made to feel welcome. The vast majority of woodworkers are men. As such, in general they have much more experience and knowledge, and those are the ones I want to “hang out” with. I hope I don’t offend any of the women here with that comment—I just prefer a mixed population.

-- When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.”   Theodore Roosevelt

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Roger Clark aka Rex

6940 posts in 2020 days


#14 posted 978 days ago

Seawitch: You can park your broom in my shop anytime. :-)

Seriously, you have fallen into a wonderful site, where you can get all the woodworking knowledge you would ever need, you also get to see fabulous projects, tool reviews, and so much more all bundled up in a friendly atmosphere where can also find some light relief too. A great bunch of guys and girls – except one – Charlie – he’s a Cajun and you have to be wary, he also lies about me. :-)

Hope LJs gives you all you want.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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SeaWitch

149 posts in 980 days


#15 posted 978 days ago

why thank you Roger Clark, you make me blush ;o). But I do have to disclose something…........ I’m originally from Louisiana too. ;o)

-- When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.”   Theodore Roosevelt

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