I don't really like this new change which now allows sexist mentality to claim that exclusively only a particular sex is capable of providing useful information on a particular question. Just because one has a particular set of genitals, it doesn't mean they are less qualified to answer, unless it's like "how did you feel when you gave birth" in which case I would still be able to mention how it went for my mother.
Whatever. How do you feel about this new sex-based limitation? @cipher42 ?
I think this is amazing
I think this is horrible
I am neutral like Switzerland...
And you are? I'm a GirlGuys can not vote on this poll
I don't like it. People may think that they only want opinions from one gender, but I also think that it limits them to different perspectives. I would never use this option. And honestly was kind of offended when I went to comment on a question earlier, had a legitimate answer and was unable to. Oh, well... their loss, I suppose.
Girls, guys, how do you feel about being unable to comment anything on this question? A. I think this is amazing
Now there will likely far less irrelevant answers on a question.
"now allows sexist mentality to claim that exclusively only a particular sex is capable of providing useful information on a particular question." Egh the mindset seems to be more of directing a question exclusively to a particular sex. Sometimes people want a male or female perspective on a matter.
Though the mindset you're talking about Is not necessarily sexist say a question asking gals how they would react to something and the asker wants first-hand accounts nit hearsay. It's not sexist to me if the view is 'gals are more useful on finding out about gals'/'guys are more useful in finding out about guys'. I'd imagine it'd be a bit more sexist for a guy to speak for gals and a gal to speak for guys.
im fine with it, its not sexist at all. everyones opinions are not always useful. you may just want a certain genders perspective on things.
I hate when I ask a question that is obviously geared toward girls (ie something about makeup) a guy will butt in and give a stupid answer that shows he doesn't know what he's talking about. there are not that many male makeup enthusiasts for me to justify leaving a question like that open for male answers so yea
Yeah, I don't really like that change either. The answers are already separated by gender, it isn't that hard to just ignore the reaponses if an asker doesn't care for a particular gender's input. But honestly, that only limits the possibilities for advice for the asker.
this is not sexist. it just that some people might need opinions from ONLY men\women. i mean many times i wanted answers from MEN ONLY and when i would finally get a notification i would realize it was a very unhelpful opinion from the POV of a woman. i mean sometimes i only need the POV of men
I don't like it. If anything it is bringing people away/distancing people rather than bringing us all closer together. That feeling of unity is no longer there. This is a community. We should all feel comfortable here and feel like a family.
I don't think it's the greatest change to the page. If people block out an entire gender, then they most likely have a preconceived notion of the answers they WANT to hear, and will fashion their question to get just that.
I think we forget that for every guy who's opinion we want, there's a girl who's experienced the exact same behaviour or situation and can provide some great insight about the potential outcomes
People don't always behave in a logical fashion that mimics their feelings, and just cause a guy can sit here and say 'yeah i do that and then i do this' it doesn't mean its always the case, and it doesn't help you understand how it might leave you feeling
I'm finding the whole thing really difficult to work on my phone. It has to keep rebooting I guess and if it doesn't register as you picking both guys or girls it erases your whole question when it reboots
Oh, it's a BRILLIANT feature. Because as we all know, thought patterns required to answer some questions are exclusive to one gender. Well, it's not like a guy is gonna know anything about getting raped EVER, for instance, and oh boy, don't even ask a woman about technical stuff! I mean, it's 1915, right?
At the end of the day just because one gender is targeted more it doesn't mean the other can't answer at all. If I find something interesting then I will add to it and worst case scenario my answer will be deleted. Oh well. They say shit happens quite a lot these days. But it is helpful to target some questions like this. I guess it will depend a lot on the one that answers. I don't like brands very much and some things offend me while others don't
I think it's not about gender. Society has many prejudice towards men and women. Rules on how men and women "should" be. Not everyone is going to fit into a box. Either way I'm neutral because there's so many sides to the story being pointed on the subject would be a sort of conformity in itself to me.