[ilds] misogyny

James Gifford james.d.gifford at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 07:48:00 PST 2016

Welcome Sue!  We're glad to have you on the list.  It's moderated to cut 
down on spam, but messages aren't censored (nor even "mentored").

As for Harry Potter, even Rowling has commented on bullying dementors...

All best,

On 2016-02-11 1:29 AM, sue.jansons at eryn-carantaur.com wrote:
> Hello, everybody!
> I haven't felt discouraged or silenced at all, just very much an amateur
> when it comes to Durrell, so I've been interested in what other people
> have to say, but not so confident about saying anything myself. I've
> sometimes had questions I might have asked, but it feels wrong to expect
> people to take the time to answer me when I'm not contributing myself. I
> certainly haven't detected anything that would specifically have
> discouraged anyone of my gender from participating.
> I _have_ belonged to other email discussion groups that have been _very_
> discouraging. One Harry Potter group allocated each new member a 'mentor'
> whose job was to vet the newcomer's emails before they were circulated.
> Needless to say, I never responded there!
> Thank you for all the time and expertise you regulars devote to Durrell. I
> always enjoy following your discussions.
> Sue Jansons

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