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Today is our Second birthday!

Thank you to everyone who has made this journey with us and contributed to this platform and the communities on it and proven that it’s not as easy to shut women up as some people would like.

Has Ovarit made a difference in your life? Are there any communities here or users here you’d like to celebrate?

I’d especially like to thank @grrrandma. She adds most of our software features and fixes most of our bugs and we wouldn’t have any of this without her. She’s a brilliant and tenacious programmer and problem solver and she inspires me so much. Thank you!

Today is our Second birthday! Thank you to everyone who has made this journey with us and contributed to this platform and the communities on it and proven that it’s not as easy to shut women up as some people would like. Has Ovarit made a difference in your life? Are there any communities here or users here you’d like to celebrate? I’d especially like to thank @grrrandma. She adds most of our software features and fixes most of our bugs and we wouldn’t have any of this without her. She’s a brilliant and tenacious programmer and problem solver and she inspires me so much. Thank you!

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Happy birthday Ovarit!!

Thank you to all the programmers for making this site so easy to use. It sounds like a tough job but you guys are exceptional!

Thank you for creating a place where women of all ages, races, and backgrounds can come together. As a young woman, there aren’t many opportunities to connect with older women in my day to day life. The wisdom, kindness, and courage of the women here has made such a positive difference in my life, and I feel confident and emboldened knowing there are so many brilliantly intelligent and compassionate women who will stand up and fight with me or support me. The sense of camaraderie and pure female energy that this site supports is priceless and I value it so much. ❤️

I love that! ❤️ Women are powerful together when we know we’re not alone!

[–] Raea 40 points

I can't believe it's been 2 years and I don't miss Reddit at all! we should all pat ourselves on the back because this is a fine community!!

The only reason I miss reddit is because of some of the longtime users who don't seem to have made it here in the migration. I hope they do eventually. Everything else is so much better here. I love not giving money to a misogynistic platform.

w/r/t to gender critical reddit, I do miss r/gcdebatesqc or whatever it was called. it was a good way to see TRA arguments to various GC statements, even though they were infuriating in the lack of any real logic or reality

I do not miss modding the debate sub, but I do miss talking shit with friends about the ridiculous things they said on it.

Big shout-out to our mods who always put up with our bullshit. We may not always see your work but we know it's there.

Thank you so much to all the mods+programmers+contributors. This place has kept me sane in this endless sea of bullshit ❤️

Happy birthday Ovarit! Thank you so much to the creators and maintenancers for creating such a wonderful space, and to everyone in it. I am learning so much from you, and I am so happy to have a female-only space. It is valuable. <3 I appreciate you all.

You know I love this place!!!

I think you’re even the one who gave me my invite code!

Do I get to call you ’mom’, lol? And anyone I invite will continue the matrilineal line

Hey, if dudes are fighting for that right, makes sense we can

[–] PaulaAlquist 12 points Edited

Happy Birthday to Ovarit, you're glorious!

Thank you, @girl_undone, you should be very proud. Thank you to @grrrandma, who inspires me, and to all of the mods and posters here, I thank you for the best community of women I've found online.

I appreciate the ideas I've had changed, the solidarity, and especially the humor. It feels so good to know I am laughing with sisters all over the world, and we can hold each others' hands in metaphor, when the trials of being women get too much to bear: only sisters understand.

THANK GODDESS for Ovarit. I used to be a very active rad fem then got bogged down in two decades of career, raising kids, running a household, divorce, multiple moves and job changes, etc. I was tangentially paying attention to gender ideology and feeling outraged but helpless when I started searching online for groups that were fighting it. I came across the famous Ovarit article and was ecstatic that this group existed! It took some creativity to get a code, I had to join Reddit and ask multiple people before I was finally able to get one. What a lifesaver this site has been and not only that, it has reawakened my passion for feminist activism and brought fulfillment to my life that was missing for years. Thank you GYNS!!

Happy Birthday, Ovarit! You've made such a huge difference in my life. I love all the articles posted, the wise comments, the space to be free as a GC woman. Thank you, thank you!

Ovarit has made such a notable difference in my life. I knew there were other people that were critical of things I was critical of but I found it was often surface level or the criticism ceased if I mentioned how girls' and women's issues are sex-based. I saw this often with "gender"/"trans" ideology also; I could not discuss this ideology to the extent I wanted to because people were not open to discussing it, really, they wanted concessions > acceptance > and adoption of it. I wish I would have found this website and joined sooner because I could speak of the pervasive issues for a good handful of months.

I would like to celebrate the creators of this site, the mods, the users, it is incredible that there is a women-centered forum where we do not have to bear males invading our spaces and where we can speak freely. I also love that it is not an-anyone-can-join-forum; I appreciate that you have to be invited and then have to reach a level 15 to generate your own invite codes (https://ovarit.com/o/Announcements/35404/we-raised-the-level-required-to-generate-invite-codes, I like the suggestions in this thread too!). Please do not make it similar to other forums or social media platforms and keep the account creation limited! Do the methods of requesting an invite code remain the same as the following: Saidit (https://ovarit.com/o/Ovarit/1979/answers-to-how-do-i-get-an-invite-code-and-other-questions), Spinster (@ Ovarit), Twitter (@ WomenAreOvarit), and, unofficially, a subforum to request a code on Pre***t?

Back to my gratitude: we can find resources, compile evidence, and speak of various topics (from sewing to the benefits of implementation of the Nordic Model (thank you @NordicModelNow!)) without misogyny, sexual harassment, and other nasty behaviours resulting of male socialization. Thank you all!

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