I'm a woman, I post here fairly often and I race radials and full rigs. I also lurk on Sailing Anarchy but almost never post there partly because it truly is a hotbed of aggressive sexist anonymous jerks. It's also a much, much larger community with some good posters and interesting perspectives among the c**p, which is why I bother with reading it from time to time. I find the Laser Forum to be very well-behaved most of the time, and anytime people get too out of hand, the moderators crack down on them. Even the same individuals (you know who you are) who post here and on SA are much more polite here. Perhaps I missed the rude Laser Forum threads people are referring to. My guess as to why few women post here has more to do with simple proportions. Think of all the Laser sailors you know and how few of them post here. Also, look at all the people registered that don't post, either. There just are a lot less women Laser sailors than men around, especially with adults, so if you took the percentage of active men Laserites who post and then applied it to how many active women Laserites there are, it can't be that big of a number. Why less women race Lasers would be the topic of another thread, and probably has been but I don't feel like searching for it right now. (now I remember-the red rhombus thread started to go there) We're not going to get more women posting until more women are out sailing. This is, of course, just my opinion.