Tom Kuegler, I’m glad you issued this public apology. Everyone makes mistakes. Owning up to them is hard for ego to do. But, it definitely paves for an easier path forward. I’m glad you are learning so many lessons. The women on the platform and the men on this platform should really be coming together. Divisiveness wins no wars. As an upcoming female writer, I write in “male” topics too. You are right that I probably take more risks than many writers on this platform daily. It’s difficult for women in many cutthroat workplaces. I’m very glad to have found Medium where I can work hard and get paid for writing what I love (both female & male topics). I’m grateful that Medium is championing female writers because it is sorely needed. There will be pain and angst from male audiences and male writers in the process, but in the end breaking down barriers will mean a win-win for both genders. It will lead to more balanced lives for both male/female writers.