I never tried Lua before. Is this a good place to start? I'm looking to learn something new.
(Also, I can't believe I didn't get the Sailor Moon reference...)
Check out http://moonscript.org/ too (CoffeeScript for Lua).
I think it's a great place to start! Lua is a fantastic language!
I understand that it may be difficult finding someone willing to edit and clean up documentation, much less fill it in where things are currently empty, but it's not too soon to try and prioritize this. It may be worth trying to collect donations to start a bounty in the hopes of attracting someone who wishes to do the work and I personally would be happy to pitch in what I could toward it.
You don't get any of the weak typing, but you still have very similar syntax and features, same dynamic typing, same prototype OOP. Lua doesn't hold enough of an advantage over JS to warrant the cost of trying to get it in the browser.
I know that I'm not living in an ideal world and I know what kind of discrimination, both overt and covert, women go through in all walks of life. I also understand that it takes a lot for any group of people, not just women, to succeed when they are being discriminated against.
However, I feel, that giving someone a pat on the back just because they are from a discriminated group is demeaning. Why not instead comment on the code? Commend good code, suggest code improvements. I would rather appreciate the output than make any comment on their gender, because finally, that is the true achievement and that should speak for itself. And in my opinion, that is what that person is looking for - to be judged not because of who they are or where they come from but for what they have done.