I joined MWK some six weeks ago but, on advice from another member, have kept quiet except to comment on others' posts.
I must say, I enjoy the group so very much. On that note, I need to explain who I am and why I joined. You see, I'm a woman. A friend, boy412, joined and I started to read the blogs here. I was so impressed with the comraderie and overall feel of the group that I wanted to join yet felt awkward because of my gender. I didn't want to shove my way in to prove any point, I wanted to join a group of people who I felt would be wonderful to know and had so much information to share. I had asked him to please post a question about how you gentlemen felt about women joining. Yes, I was aware that there were female members already so I knew I wouldn't be turned away but I was unsure regardless. The responses were mostly very positive and I don't recall any negativity, just some confusion and I suppose that's understandable given it's a mens group. Anyway, the long and short of this is that I am very glad I joined and I wish you all well!