Woman’s rights advocates say they’re seeing a new wave of women using the internet to discuss issues like domestic violence and sexual harassment.
The National Women’s Forum, a nonprofit group that promotes women’s equality, announced this week that it has launched a women’s online forum called the National Women Forum.
The site, which has a page for registered users, has a focus on issues like women’s rights, equal pay and gender equity.
Its website says the forum will “bring women together and encourage the discussion of issues that affect women in a wide range of ways.”
While the forum was initially planned for a couple of weeks, its first event has been postponed until April 1.
That means women who want to discuss topics that are not directly related to their own lives and work can sign up now.
But while the forum is open to women, it’s not necessarily a safe space for them.
The forum also says it won’t be offering any online dating services, a common practice among many online communities.
And some of the forum’s participants have also been vocal about their distaste for the term “bitch,” which has been widely used to describe those who criticize women’s work and lifestyles.
The word has been used to refer to anyone who is “stupid,” or who has “a little too much to drink,” the forum says on its website.
That, the group says, is why the forum would not be promoting dating services.
That sentiment has sparked anger among many women who feel that the term is sexist.
And it has been criticized by women who say the term reinforces a stereotype that men are not the kind of people who would want to have sex with women.
In an article for The Washington Post, author Amanda Hess wrote that the forum, which will be hosted by an anonymous moderator, is “designed to promote and encourage a sense of equality among women, while also providing a safe and supportive space for women to discuss all aspects of their lives and relationships.”
The forum will be free to anyone with an internet connection, Hess said.
Women’s rights activist and founder of the feminist site Women Against Rape, Jessica Valenti, said that she felt that the site was missing the point.
“It’s not a place for men to vent,” Valenti told The Washington Times.
“This forum is going to be a place where women can talk about their experience, and they’re going to get the feedback that they need.”
Valenti said she hoped the forum helped women who are frustrated with the online community for their own needs.
“I hope it will be a safe place for women who aren’t in the community,” she said.
“But if you’re not in the space, I don’t think you’re going go there.”
But other women have said that it could be a dangerous place for the site’s creators.
For example, the forum said on its site that the moderator of the site is “not a man” and that he will not “be making decisions regarding the forum or anything that goes on.”
“This is not a forum for men, and neither are the moderators of this site,” the site states.
“If you are a woman who has concerns about a forum moderator, you can email us and we will take immediate steps to remove this person from the forum.”
And on the forum website, there is a warning: “If a moderator is a misogynist, harasser, racist, or otherwise offensive person, the moderators are responsible for any negative or threatening comments they make, and may be held responsible for the comments themselves.”
The Washington Examiner’s Ashley Killough contributed to this report.