Hypothetically speaking, why would a man finding you attractive make you worried?
Men are socialized at a young age to joke and be mean to one another, and it happens in many facets of our society. I spent years working as a bike mechanic, I know how to play ball and even enjoy the game from time to time. But what would it be like if it wasn't so? What if we taught our boys to be kind to each other, even in play and jokes? Wouldn't it be nice not to have to worry about someone messing with your lunchbox?
If you're confused about gender, try raising a kid who doesn't want to identify with either gender because already at a very young age, they see how crappy it is to be pigeonholed in either box, and already want no part of it.
Anyways, a question was asked about how we might attract more females to the forum. My gut sense is that forums in general already attract a pretty small sliver of the female population, and that's compounded by the obvious small number of hobby or trade women machinists. I like this forum, and it's small shop feel, just like hanging it out with a bunch of good dudes. But if the goal is to retain and broaden the appeal to female participants, I suspect there's a shift that would need to happen.