Please submit content that is relevant to our experiences as women, for women, or about women.
Memes and rage comics will be removed. Post them to /r/TrollXChromosomes instead!
Any question that starts with "Ladies of Reddit... or Male here..." are welcome to post in the relationship community, relationship_advice, askwomen, or AskFeminists. Please read their rules before posting.
Men looking for ways to support the women in their life are welcome. (Dads trying to figure out how to deal with daughters hair/period/etc, boyfriends wanting to support their (girl)friend for an abortion, etc)
Please inquire about mod actions and attempt to resolve misunderstandings over modmail. If, after a genuine attempt to communicate, which includes ample time for the mod team to respond you feel you must post a complaint, such posts will be removed unless they respectfully and specifically address the issues, with links. Attempts to mis-characterize the subreddit, its users, or its moderators will likely be viewed as drama-inducing and be removed.
This subreddit does not moderate in accordance with tags not specified here. Posts with misleading tags can lead to confusion by the community regarding moderation standards. If you do use an incorrect tag, your post will be removed automatically and we will ask you to repost it without the tag. Tags in use: [Support], [Trigger Warning]
No drama-inducing or crossposting of content found in other subreddits, or vice versa. Likewise, posters found to direct odious influxes here may be banned. read more here
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No fundraising, please. This includes both asking and offering assistance. We ask that offers of assistance (items, money, clothing, wishlist items, gofundme, paypal, etc) not be given via PM or TwoX. As a community, we're not set up for screening each funding request. Offers will be removed from comments, and may cause OP's post to be removed as well.
There are lots of subreddits that are set up for this:
If you think your health is at risk, please see a doctor, nurse or speak to your pharmacist. Please don't ask really specific questions here either. We're not doctors.
Please don't make posts requesting help or advice for mending the romantic relationship, having cheated, or relationship repair. These belong in /r/relationships, or /r/relationship_advice.
Surveys, research projects, market research questions, and petitions are not really welcome here. You are welcome to try /r/samplesize or other related subreddits. Peer reviewed research that is relevant to TwoXChromosomes can be posted provided contact information, supervisor name, and information about the institution is posted as well. These will be decided on a case by case basis. Please message the moderators to discuss it prior to posting. If you have any questions please message the moderators.
Do not ask others to PM/chat you. Private messages and chat are unmoderated areas of reddit, and the TwoXChromosomes moderation team cannot help you if the messages become abusive. Anyone, including trolls, abusers, manipulators, and harassers, can register an account and immediately have the ability to send private messages and chats. Admins can only address harassing messages in a reactive capacity if they are alerted to the problem.
If you want to lend someone your support, please do so publicly to make sure the conversation remains healthy and helpful. Your public conversation may have the added benefit of helping those who would not chat with you in private. Posts and comments asking for others to talk in private with you or offering to talk in private others will be removed.
Self promotion and posts from branded accounts are considered spam. Brand accounts linking to their own content will be banned.
Please keep comments on topic. Off topic comments may be removed.
Sometimes topics of discussion also affect men. Discussing how these topics affect women is perfectly valid here. Please respect the purpose of TwoXChromosomes by refraining from derailing the topic. Derailing comments may be removed.
Rude and unrelated comments will be removed. This includes questioning why the image was posted.
All non-supportive comments will be removed. This includes asking for proof, victim blaming, and trying to debate. Users breaking rule one in these threads are likely to be banned.
Bots and novelty accounts found to be posting things that do not contribute to the community here will be banned.
Verify messages get removed here. You may be wasting your money.
No personal Information. This is a site-wide rule.
Personal attacks and name calling are not acceptable here.
No hatred, bigotry, assholery, misogyny, misandry, transphobia, homophobia, racism or otherwise disrespectful commentary.
Please refrain from starting every comment here with "As a man" or similar. If it is really and truly relevant then by all means mention it, but remember we ladies don't mention that we're women on the rest of the site unless it matters.
NSFW images in the comments must be relevant and tagged NSFW.
Moderators are also members of the community. You will see them commenting and posting. Official Moderator posts and comments will be distinguished by a green M.
If your submission would be better else where on reddit, or you have broken a rule, we will try to let you know.
Trolling and rude comments will be removed without notification.
While all of reddit is a publicly accessible forum, it is a private corporation. 2XC, created and maintained by private, volunteer individuals, is an expression of those private, volunteer individuals' mission to foster a safe, respectable, reasonable space for women to discuss women-related issues. Just as your free speech rights are not triggered when a store security guard escorts you for disruption or disrespect, your free speech rights are not triggered here when and if the private, volunteer individuals who work hard to maintain this space decide you are too disruptive or disrespectful for their taste. You may always create your own space and bloviate there.
Please message the moderators. Do not delete it and try to repost.
In short we thought becoming a default would be a good thing for the women of reddit that don't know about this space (and all the other related lady-centric subreddits) to know they aren't alone. And we have seen a lot of women posting comments and threads along the lines of "How did I not know about this place?!" We think that's great!
This gives women a face on the front page of reddit. This change also added 25 other new defaults to the list, ones that really show off the diversity of what reddit has to offer and women being here is part of that. We did know that some wouldn't like it, and we are reading everything everyone says about it as well as joining in the discussions where we can. We are absolutely taking in what everyone here is saying, the good and the bad through public posts, modmail, and private messages.
If you do not want to see TwoX on your frontpage, It is really easy to unsubscribe.