- Sep 24, 2018
I think it would be better received if it was simply an all female league OR an LGBT league. The problem is, by lumping together two groups that are completely unrelated this turns into "not men".So your issue here is that men have been excluded? Do you not think that not just in sim racing that women and those in the LGBTQ+ community feel uncomfortable and not included? This usually includes online.
Quite recently someone in a discord channel put a comment like ‘stop being so gay’ and I pulled them up on it. That person probably didn’t meant any harm in using that term, but iI suspect that would have offended someone who is gay.
As soon a post on here is about Women certain people will do what many men do, turn against it and often start making sexual comments. If a woman was to read that I can’t imagine they are thinking, what a great bunch of people i’ll happily race with them.
This isn’t about exclusion! This is about opening the door to others who will hopefully get hooked on our great hobby, quite honestly Martin I am genuinely disappointed by your point of view here. Actually, not just yours but others too.
We need other communities to work on their inclusion, it will take time where views like yours will fade with time. Unless you can become more inclusive?
When something like this is announced this is how it generally goes:
‘league announced for women or LGBTQ+ Community’
Men respond with ‘what about us!?’
Completely missing the whole point
I'd be all for an LGBT league or a women's league but if it's a feeling of inclusion you're trying to foster for those groups then for me you've got to keep it to those groups in my opinion.