Why do hags think they can come to a gay AA meeting that is for men.
Watch what happens when a male tries to go to a "women's" meeting. Oh
OH MY GOD! SAFE SPACE SAFE SPACE... IM not safe with a man here!!!!
Ask him to leave... get him out. There are other meetings....
Yet, there is always one or two hags who can't stay away from a gay mens meeting.
What is their damage?
|by Anonymous||reply 74||10/30/2013|
I had a lesbian AA sponsor years ago. When she was telling her story at a womyn's meeting, she wanted me to hear her, so they had a "group conscience" to vote on whether a man could come to the meeting. She told me afterwards that the vote had almost been a "no," but ultimately I was allowed to attend.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/26/2013|
OP, does the listing state men only or does it say it is a gay meeting? I interpret gay as including lesbians.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/26/2013|
It is a double standard, but I like the way my specifically labeled gay men's meetings welcome anyone - lesbian, straight, schizophrenic, and/or homeless.
We have had cliques of radical lesbians blow through periodically. They share in some secret code nobody else at the tables understands. Because we have plenty of crazy regulars, nobody pays them much mind and they eventually move on.
I will say that women's meetings seem to gather and disband at a higher rate than others.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/26/2013|
lol @ anyone over the age of 8 who says meh
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/26/2013|
AA is like the Statue of Liberty so anyone can attend.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/26/2013|
you dont know shit about AA R12 or you wouldnt say something as ignorant.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/26/2013|
Sounds like a few of the queens on this thread are barely holding on to their sobriety.
R6 You in danger, gurl!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/26/2013|
Don't be ridiculous There are no gay alcoholics. Alcohol has too many calories.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/26/2013|
So, r6, when talking about getting out the 'gay vote', it doesn't include lesbians?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/26/2013|
They're health workers sent to observe.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/27/2013|
"lol @ anyone over the age of 8 who says meh"
This from someone who started a sentence with "lol" and didn't punctuate or capitalize.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/27/2013|
I'm amused by how petty and excluding the AA folk are.
Memo: Joining fucking ALCOHOLICS Anonymous is not like joining Pebble Beach Country Club. The classy folks aren't exactly clawing down your doors, morons.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/27/2013|
R29, please pass your experience to the group conscience of the womyn only meetings. Find a group of men to go and sit there and make your righteous claim and report back the results.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/29/2013|
Maybe the women that show up, want to have a sex change?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/29/2013|
Okay, you can have a point without misogyny. Not all women are horrible. I'm a woman, and I agree with you.
If it's specifically stated to be a gay men's group, it is poor form for straights or women to attend. I give them a pass if there is not another meeting they can reasonably attend, though. Everyone needs support and that's why they go. Gently direct them, after the meeting, to other meetings you know of that might fit better (such as ones not labeled GAY MEN ONLY).
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/29/2013|
A.A.A.A.A. An organization for people who drive drunk.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/29/2013|
In my experience, most women (except maybe the clingiest hag) will shy away from male-oriented space if it is too eXXXplicitly gay (cruisy, very masculinely sexual, gay porny). A chick has to be pretty non-frauish and ballsy to hang out at a place like the Eagle or Faultline (Los Angeles). I've only ever seen chicks stay for a long time in the aforementioned bars before getting the hint that they are invisible or unwanted.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/29/2013|
^ I meant: I've only seen women stay in places like the Eagle for a short period of time before getting the hint.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/29/2013|
Oh, that's the other reason why lesbians sometimes attend men's meetings: anonymity.
If they need to vent about something personal, they might not want the rest of their clique to hear about it.
Men's Groups: just waiting for you to stop talking so we can share.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/29/2013|
Every time someone posts "unhinged," it makes me LOL.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||10/29/2013|
[quote]Every time someone posts "unhinged," it makes me LOL.
It's posted so often lately that it just makes me zzzzzzzzzz. It's become about as meaningful as telling someone he's "off his meds," has "mommy issues," or lives in his mother's basement, dining on Cheetos.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||10/29/2013|
But what if someone is all those things? WUT THEN?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||10/29/2013|
Let's just assume that most people who post here are all those things, r62, and start thinking of some wittier and more original ways to insult them.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||10/29/2013|
actually, the CURVES location I went to allowed men. They were called Senior Sneakers.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||10/29/2013|
banned? no. Severely mocked? yes.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||10/30/2013|
My alcoholic brain loves it when I grow resentful about who else is at the AA Meeting because the resentment exceeds in strength acceptance and serenity which are my portals to my HP.
Then,in the absence of the obstacles of acceptance and serenity, my alcoholic brain can take over, as it is wont to do, and pretty soon I can have just one...
If there is one thing I got out of repeated readings of Chapter 3 of the Big Book, is that nothing, or noone is a match for my alcoholic brain.
If you are at a meeting with me,thank you. Two recovering alcoholics in communication together with their respective higher power exceeds the strength of my alcoholic brain, reinforces serenity and acceptance and keeps that alcohol out of my body.
Still, I do see where there exists a necessity to have a meeting that can specifically target some issues that most other recovering alcoholic can't relate to because of orientation and/or gender.
I know what I write here contradicts itself but the tone of this thread is so disturbing I needed to share.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||10/30/2013|
[quote]Still, I do see where there exists a necessity to have a meeting that can specifically target some issues that most other recovering alcoholic can't relate to because of orientation and/or gender.
Never been an alcoholic/12-stepper, but sure, I can see why a men-only (or women-only, gay-only, etc.) meeting might be desirable and beneficial to participants. And if that's something you want from your meeting, I can understand why you'd feel distressed if people from outside the target group kept showing up and expecting to be included.
It's not the idea that somebody would want to belong to a gay-men-only AA group—or that he'd complain when women intruded— that makes this thread and its OP so revolting. It's the hateful anti-women tone that he set, and a few others gleefully continued.
There's a difference between "Why do women insist on attending my gay-men-only AA meeting? It's disrespectful, and makes it more difficult for me to work on my issues" and "Why do hags and cunts have to exist on planet Earth? I hate them all and will find a new but always tiresome way to express that on DL every five minutes." OP's thread goes in the latter category.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||10/30/2013|