Sorry for the long delay in getting back with you I didn't spot your comment here until a moment ago. Which is odd, now that I think on it LJ usually sends me an email notification when I receive a comment.
As for applying for membership in men_who_slash
, yes, I did. Somewhere in the introduction to the community I read a bit that said comments on posts were welcome from anyone. Nevertheless, when I tried leaving one, LJ wouldn't let me, on the grounds that only members were allowed to leave comments. I don't know if that's a global thing, or something specific to that particular post, but it is what prompted me to apply for membership.
Since it's true I'm not genetically male, I figured I'd restrict myself to commenting only, and that would be an equitable solution. Although technically, I suppose I'm neither fish nor fowl. Bi-gendered is probably the best term to describe what I am.