I’ve recently been thinking that The Laser Forum is not very woman friendly. I base that assessment on the level of strife here and the hard hitting jokes and my own discomfort with these two things. I also started thinking about how many women regularly post here. Others check in from time to time, but really, there’s me, and well, there’s me. I’m here because I want to be on the fast learning curve to sailing, and I also enjoy giving something to the Laser Class. I’m comfortable around men with a loving father, 3 older brothers, a great husband, and two fine sons. I have only speculation on the low level of female participation here and I’d like to explore the question and try to improve participation. A girl gets lonely. Also, it’s my understanding that most of you like to sail with women, especially when they are appropriately attired. Perhaps participation here could improve participation on the water. There’s the question of interest. Maybe most women just aren’t that interested in talking about Lasers? Questions to think about, does your wife, mother, girlfriend, daughter read TLF? Would you want her to? What do the female members of the forum think? Why is participation low?