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Ask Feminists!

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Welcome!

Regarding questions:

  • feminist-supportive questions still belong in /r/Feminism, but those questioning or criticizing feminism should direct their discussions here.

Regarding direct answers:

Please observe our rule regarding top-level comments: first responses (all top level comments) in threads here should come from feminists and must reflect a feminist perspective, though all such responses can be challenged / debated; for clarifications regarding this, please see below.

Spoiler use: if you want to use spoilers, the format is: [This is a spoiler sentence.](/spoiler)

Recurring topics:

This is a place to ask feminists your questions and to discuss the issues with feminists. If you've wondered what most feminists think about certain things, what our response is to certain issues, how we think certain things should be handled, or why we have adopted the positions and stands that we have, this is your place to get your questions answered! Or if you have feedback or ideas and would like a feminist response to your thoughts, this is a place to have that discussion.

Posting rules:

Remember to use common sense when formulating questions; inane / insulting / baiting topics will be removed: /r/AskFeminists is not a space to put guilt by association on all feminists due to the actions done by X persons or groups, especially when such actions are in contradiction with feminism or basic common sense. Come with an open mind and a willingness to consider another's perspective, and build some bridges! Please avoid using loaded questions; verifiable sources should be added for claims included in the title/OP.

External articles can be a topic of discussion. The more explicit the question is (the more detailed the self-post is), the better the answers/discussions will be.

The rule concerning direct answers (which should come from feminists, and the answers should to be consistent with feminism) apply to the person posting the thread as well: all the needed clarifications should be made in the original post, which would make them visible to all, and not in the comments. Direct answers must reflect progressive values, in a strict and consistent manner.

Regarding flairs: please read this announcement.

As usual, no sexism, anti-egalitarianism, bigotry, hate, intolerance, offensive or antagonistic speech, or off-topic discussion, all of this may be subject to removal. The basic content rules from r/Feminism's FAQ apply, with the following changes in this subreddit:

Rules regarding first responses:

  • first responses (all top level comments, that answer directly to the OP and not to another comment) should always be given by feminists and must reflect a feminist perspective

  • all comments are open to challenge/debate, regardless of who initiates the challenge, or their ideological orientation.


Related subreddits: r/Feminism

Please direct meta-discussions regarding this subreddit to /r/Meta_Feminism.


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