I see a lot of "it's absurd to talk about sexism in Permaculture!" and not a whole lot of the other viewpoint, that of those concerned about representation in this wonderful world of permaculture [not being sarcastic]. This forum does not seem to be a terribly safe space to share that opposing position. Isn't that what Paul's arguing for? A safe space to discuss permaculture topics without reproach? There also is not a whole lot of people of color in the permaculture scene, is that too absurd to talk about too? I know Geoff and Paul briefly talked about it in one of the podcasts but beyond that I don't see much discussion. Rather than the majority simply telling the minority to "step up," why not take a moment to try to reach out to under-represented individuals in the spirit of inclusion and communal well-being?