Thanks to everyone who commented in my last journal entry, as well as to those who've discussed the all-girl rock show with me on Plans or in person. Though I disagree with some of you, your comments have been sane and thoughtful and I really appreciate your making me think harder about this stuff.
One person decided to delete his own comment in the entry linked above, and of course that's fine. I deleted one of my own as well, since it quoted at length the one he deleted. That's as much self-censorship as I will allow, no matter how much a fool I make of myself. =)
I addded some things said on Plans as comments to that entry, minus full names for privacy's sake and with a couple other slight changes, in an effort to keep the discussion manageable and in one place. If you came here from Plans, thanks. I know from experience that it's a pain to have to leave Plans to read these things, but I prefer to use LiveJournal for longer things I've written and things that I want to keep, because it makes archiving easier. I really should have kept the whole thing on LJ in the first place.
If anyone cares, I feel that the last couple of paragraphs of this comment do an okay job of summing up how I feel. However, you might want to read the other comments for context.
I've also begun a discussion via email with Emily, Rachel, and Sarah, who organize the all-girl rock show. They initiated the discussion, and they were really nice about it, considering how caustic I was with what I first wrote. I see now that I should have approached them about this long ago, maybe years ago, and that it was a bad idea to leave my feelings all bottled up about all this until they exploded in writing, as you all saw happen. At least now it's evident how strongly I feel about this. Know that my strong feelings come not out of a desire to hurt anyone or break them down, but rather a passionate love of music and a desire for the women's rock show to be all that it claims and deserves to be.
If you want to leave a comment, please use this entry; the other one's getting unmanageable. Thanks a lot.