First off, I'd like to say how proud I am of the women and men who, over the years, have enforced its mandate and made it the pro-feminist space it is today. Sure, we still occasionally have some fool wade in with his man 'splaining egocentric views, but for the most part it has become the space it always needed to be. And it took years.
I recently created a 'safe space' there for women to talk about their experiences with sexual harassment and assault. That safe space was respected and I can't tell you all how much that was appreciated by women who contacted me via private message and women who posted to the thread. The FF remains a work in progress, but needless to say it's come a long way.
The current challenge I'm facing is to bring some of that respect for women's voices, all women's voices but feminists in particular, to the rest of babble. I know I can count on many of the women babblers and am hoping that I can count on some of the men. From those who are programmed to react with defensive hostility to any attempt at feminist dialogue I, of course, expect business as usual.
I created this thread in Rabble Reactions, not the FF, because I want to solicit a broader set of reactions, voices and ideas, and I appreciate all positive and productive input.