I have tried to raise issues relating to following in ballroom both within threads and even as new threads. I've noted that when we discuss issues pertaining to leading the discussion is dominated by technically-inclined men. That is to be expected (although maybe not alwasy satisfactory) as often the lead has to scrutinize these methods to the point of having a constructive opinion. However, when we discuss the follower, with the exception of myself, the same thing happens. The men contribute with discussions of how to set up the follow. Despite numerous outstanding follows on this forum (way more accomplished than me) I often find myself as the sole contributor to the discussion. Frankly, this makes me feel a bit uncomfortable since although I think I qualify as a reasonably strong intermediate dancer, I do not think I should act as any kind of authority on the issue. So, my question is why is this the case? Are follows timid (don't think so) reluctant to share (not on other issues) or maybe they feel the issues are not worth discussing or too difficult to address. Either way can someone enlighten me (men, please do also try since I fear my question will meet the same fate...).