Real simple. Since this is an issue affecting mostly women (I know it pisses off the decent guys too). I’d like to suggest that we get together a panel of women only, wherein they can put their heads together and come up with some guidelines WRT all things sexism.
The problem I’m seeing is the Mods are basically: “Well, what do you want us to do?”. If we had some guidelines that the Mods could point to when moderating an offensive poster, that would give them something better to work with than the “DBAJ-rule”.
Just an example of some of the rules that could be added:
No speculating on what you think “really” happened to an alleged victim. (You can say you don’t believe her story, but it should end there. None of this “Well maybe the attacker was just covering her mouth as to not bother the other guests” crap.
No talk of she deserved it.
No talk of she should of known better…
Anyway, maybe ITD would be willing to lead a group interested in such a discussion.
Bottom line is: Ain’t nothing going to change until we make some changes to the SDMB policy guidelines. And I think it’s appropriate that the women be the ones to make these changes to make this board more enjoyable for all members.