Four new circles this week:

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Four new circles this week: * /o/WomensHealthLounge: A women-only circle to discuss our health * /o/DetransWomen: For female detransitioners and desisters to discuss their experiences and find support * /o/ArtsAndYarns: For discussing all of our artistic and crafty pursuits * /o/Vegan: For feminists to discuss veganism Check to make sure you're subscribed to the circles that interest you at: https://ovarit.com/subs or browse this [categorized list of circles](https://ovarit.com/o/Ovarit/7059/a-circle-directory). *Also, you can sort the circles you're subscribed to by clicking the pencil icon at the start of the list, which takes you [here](https://ovarit.com/settings/subs).*


[–] Lilypad9999 14 points (+14|-0)

I am so excited about the yarns circle!! Thank you!

[–] clouds 8 points (+8|-0)

I kept reading it as "arts and yams" and did not get why the yams until I read your comment. I may need more coffee today.

That reminds me of a joke - “you know you’re a knitter when you see a sign for a yam festival and think ‘ooh, yarn festival!’”

[–] eaglerave 10 points (+10|-0)

Hooray new circles! Can't wait til we have some sort of Animal circle, and one for British stuff, and... Sorry, I'll be patient. :)

Just curious, why not call the circle WomensHealth? Is that name planned for something else later? (Hopefully a private circle. I'm not super comfortable writing about medical issues where the public can see)

[–] pixiebiz 9 points (+9|-0)

Hey yes, like @girl_undone said I wanted it to be more casual and a support space. I actually want to keep it open because a lot of women are lurkers and still need the info provided. But if you want I can send you a code to make a separate account so you can partition your health stuff from your regular handle.

I think pixiebiz wanted to emphasize that it's a more casual support and discussion community, rather than a more sterile discussion board focused on medical practice and research.

[–] thedarkhorse 7 points (+7|-0)

This is wonderful. I need to retire to peruse everything at this rate.

I'm disappointed there is no o/bisexuals yet.

[–] diapason 4 points (+4|-0)

if you're on saidit there's a (really small) s/bisexuals sub, but yeah, an o/bisexualwomen here would be lovely

[–] LyGladiatrix 6 points (+6|-0)

I'm a bit new to ovarit and have some trouble browsing, are there any Lesbian circles?

[–] pixiebiz 4 points (+4|-0)

Here 😊

[–] LyGladiatrix 4 points (+4|-0)

Thank you very much! I finally found the circles list, btw. I'm happy we get to have those little spaces

[–] worried19 5 points (+6|-1)

I'm excited about the detrans circle, but I'm a little disappointed only detrans and desisted women can post. Not that I want to intrude on a private space, but detransition is one of the topics I'm most interested in.

[–] ligaments 31 points (+32|-1)

(as the owner) I'm going to be really blunt: based on some of the comments I've seen from Ovarit users about what they think of trans-identified women, I am not comfortable with allowing participation from anyone who has not desisted or detransitioned.

everyone is entitled to their opinion. I'm not interested in censoring or policing people's speech on Ovarit as a whole. however,

detrans & desisted people go through some really traumatic stuff. there's the abuse the trans community does to its own. there's the abuse, the shunning, the isolation we go through when we realize we're not trans & speak up about it. there's whatever trauma that came before all that. there's the fact that detrans people often get very little or no medical support. I could go on and on, but you get my point.

we've dealt with more than enough, & radfems have not always been kind or compassionate towards us (not sorry, it's the truth, down vote me if you want, I don't care). we more than deserve a space for ourselves, where we can speak freely. as women, we deserve that.

[–] worried19 9 points (+9|-0)

That's fine. I respect and understand your viewpoint. I'll just talk about detransition over on Saidit instead.

[–] lucrecia 4 points (+4|-0) Edited

I was curious about that; as far as I'm aware the only reason r/detrans changed the rules to stop allies from posting was in an attempt to stop the incels from AgainstHateSubreddits shoving them off the site (AHS were trying to lie about who was posting and why so they could shut it down and redirect people to a sub that pressures people into transitioning, so r/detrans tried to restrict who could post so there was no way AHS could claim the sub wasn't for real detransitioners.). Idk if ovarit has its own different reasons for limiting it.

EDIT: Twitter thread from around the time: https://mobile.twitter.com/mentalhellcat/status/1288947357393059840 . Iirc that's also why they banned DetransIS and why the saidit sub makes it clear that it's not affiliated with the reddit sub; they thought that reddit would use any excuse to replace r/detrans with guys who push transition, and detransitioners needed an honest space on there. I was lurking a bit at the time and remember the rule changes were controversial, though I wasn't spending a lot of time there so am trusting others for the details.

[–] girl_undone [OP] 14 points (+14|-0)

As far as I know GC women were posting in the detrans sub a lot and they weren't being terribly relevant/helpful.

[–] worried19 6 points (+6|-0)

Yeah, I used to post infrequently on r/detrans before the rule change. I'm still an avid lurker.

I don't think I qualify as desisted since the only thing I ever did was call myself "genderqueer-ish" briefly on Reddit. I never did anything social or medical. But I was actively looking for reasons to identify out of womanhood for a period of time.

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