If you want your comment published on this blog, you must follow these three simple rules!
I’ve said it before, but it didn’t get heard. I’ve reminded folks of it at the top of posts, and it gets ignored. I repeat it over and over, and people just gloss right over it and go about their merry way, expecting that I just won’t give a damn that they’re violating my rules for comment publication, because their words are just so damn important that they should be able to throw them wherever the fuck they want them to be, and filled with any ol’ privileged BS they want.
This is ridiculous. You are adults. You are capable of following directions, if you actually cared to. Yes, I’m talking to you, MRAs. If you actually want to discuss or debate issues, here are the rules you need to follow:
1. Do not post “majority’s rights” or “anti-minority-activism” comments on any new blog posts. This means no MRA propaganda, and no “what about the men/straighties/able-bodied people/etc.” diatribes. The comment sections of all entries posted after February 2012 (save the one I shall link momentarily) are being kept as safe spaces for minority discourse. It’s not fair that minorities have to encounter bigotry everywhere, so I’m giving them one less place to worry about. This is not “silencing” majority voices; I do not have the social power to silence a majority. You do not have a constitutional right to comment on my blog, and I may filter comments however I deem appropriate. And regardless, I have an entry specifically set aside for such comments, and you are perfectly free to comment there instead. See? Not ignored, redirected. Just C&P a link to the entry you’re replying to at the top of your comment, and I’ll respond to it as such. However, comments there must still adhere to rules 2 & 3.
2. Do not use minority slurs in your comments. No ableist, racist, homophobic, misogynistic, transphobic, etc. words, period. You use a bigoted slur, and your entire comment automatically goes to spam. Not sure if a word you’re using is a slur? Just don’t use it. It’s not that hard.
3. Do not leave threatening or violent comments. If you can’t come up with anything better than abusive, violent rhetoric, you don’t deserve a response. Comments of this nature will land you right on my permanent block list.
This stuff isn’t hard, and even if it was—so what? If you can’t show minorities the respect of keeping our safe spaces clean, you don’t deserve to have your words heard.