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Women and Kava: quick take

Yogini

Well... there ya have it.
So, I posted about kava on my FB page last night enquiring about people's experiences with it. Very few had experiences, all of them were curious and all 70 comments were from women. Not one man engaged in the conversation. I've noticed that men outweigh women here and on the subreddit. I absolutely pointed them toward this forum and also other very good sources of information. I'm the nerd friend you wish you had for most of them. I have my theories on this but I'm interested in hearing from you, man or woman. Why do you think women tend to steer away from the forums? I know we have women here and I know there are women on the subreddit but men are more prevalent. I did help a lot with the questions and concerns on my own page (yes I'm patting myself on the back ;) ). What think you?
 

Kapmcrunk

The Kaptain (40g)
KavaForums Founder
So, I posted about kava on my FB page last night enquiring about people's experiences with it. Very few had experiences, all of them were curious and all 70 comments were from women. Not one man engaged in the conversation. I've noticed that men outweigh women here and on the subreddit. I absolutely pointed them toward this forum and also other very good sources of information. I'm the nerd friend you wish you had for most of them. I have my theories on this but I'm interested in hearing from you, man or woman. Why do you think women tend to steer away from the forums? I know we have women here and I know there are women on the subreddit but men are more prevalent. I did help a lot with the questions and concerns on my own page (yes I'm patting myself on the back ;) ). What think you?
Hey, I'm a nerd. Nerds unite!

Picking up from Kojo, kava drinking has customarily been something of a male oriented activity for eons. I figured it was something like that carrying over to the digital realm. I fully support all of humanity in their access to this plant and I would absolutely love to see more female members here at KF. Anxiety, stress, and insomnia are all equal opportunity destroyers. They don't give one flip about your gender.
 

Yogini

Well... there ya have it.
Generally speaking? Probably because women expect to be harassed on forums or treated in a condescending way. I don't think they would experience that here but I think society has conditioned them to expect that.
Yes, a lot of conditioning. I also think that they are afraid to draw boundaries in open forums. You can full stop someone and move past it. I also noticed on the other forum that it can seem like a frat house and that turned me off. I'm in my 40s. I don't need a frat house. I didn't go to them in my college days so I'm not going to a virtual one. I'm also a professional performer so it takes a LOT to offend me. I'm more comfortable in the company of men. That's been true most of my life. I have more male friends. So, hanging out with you guys is 2nd nature to me. I also see far more grown men here.
 

Yogini

Well... there ya have it.
Hey, I'm a nerd. Nerds unite!

Picking up from Kojo, kava drinking has customarily been something of a male oriented activity for eons. I figured it was something like that carrying over to the digital realm. I fully support all of humanity in their access to this plant and I would absolutely love to see more female members here at KF. Anxiety, stress, and insomnia are all equal opportunity destroyers. They don't give one flip about your gender.
Like I wrote to Kojo, I'm extremely comfortable in a 'man's world'. Most of my closest friends have been men. Also if you perform professionally, Like I do, boundaries are blurry although I'm good at drawing them. If i don't want your attention I'll flat out tell you and I will still be comfortable engaging with you after. Most of the women I know don't know about the history. It was almost as if there was a collective sigh of relief that I brought it up. I see an big opening. I'm interested in getting women more engaged.
 
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