If you do a keyword search at Yahoo.com for clubs or groups that contain words like amazons, female fighter, women's bodybuilding and the like, you will find a huge number of clubs, most of them less than a year old, many only a few months, or weeks, or even days, old. So there is clearly a boom happening right now. Most of these groups are highly specialized with a tight focus; like Female Biceps, or Amazon Pirates in History, or Black Women Bodybuilders in the New York Area, or Male Feminists Unite, or Biker Babes with Serious Muscles. Or personal fan clubs of various shows, actresses, athletes or characters such as literally hundreds of clubs dedicated to various aspects of Xena, Chyna, Wonder Woman etc.
That's good. We need a lot of specialized groups. Amazons International, however, will continue to be a generalist group - a forum for those who see or want to be a part of a bigger picture, a meeting ground for the whole spectrum of, and therefore widely different perspectives on, Amazons. But can there really be a picture big enough to encompass and/or develop a common ground between feminist historians, muscular biker babes, heroic feminist fantasy fans, feminist archaeologists, action heroine movie fans, male feminists, bicep fetishists, lesbians and role playing gamers? The 10 year history of Amazons International seems to suggest such a possibility.
You can find the Amazons International Chat club page here: <http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/amazonsinternationalchat>. You can join it directly at that page, by a simple two-click process. You can read postings without joining it, but for access to the other club features and services you must be a member.
Here's the AI chat presentation from that page:
Amazons International (AI) is an e-mail, text-only
newsletter for and about Amazons and their friends
and supporters. Read more and subscribe to the AI
You can find archives of all previous issues of the
newsletter at this web address:
http://www.ifi.uio.no/~thomas/ai/>. That's the
newsletter; now to this Yahoo club. The purpose of
the AI Chat club is to provide short, quick notes,
chat, messaging, photo exchange etc. for the
newsletter subscribers. While the AI newsletter is
moderated and intended for longer, more thoughtful
postings and mini-essays that takes some time to
edit and publish, the AI Chat is for immediate and
informal talk. If you sign up for this AI Chat club
at Yahoo, please also sign up for the