This blog is a feminist space, and encourages and welcomes comments, debate and discussion among womanists, feminists, allies, and those who otherwise believe in anti-sexism and gender-based justice. Comments which are insulting, derogatory or inflammatory will be deleted. These types of comments include, but are not limited to, those that are misogynistic, racist, ableist, homophobic, transphobic, ageist, classist, rape-apologist, and/or anti-choice.
Particularly, comments regarding sexual violence which I personally find to be offensive for any reason will not be allowed. This is because the internet is full of places in which people may discuss sexual violence in a way that is flippant, insensitive, and/or victim-blaming. This place, however, aims to be as close to a safe space for survivors of sexual violence as possible. If you’re not sure whether or not your comment will be found offensive in line with the above, please don’t leave it here.
Comments which are off topic may also not be approved. Serial commenting on the same thread tends to be annoying, so please do your best to avoid it as much as possible. Sock-puppeting is not allowed. If, however, you only feel safe discussing your personal experiences with abuse or other sensitive issues anonymously, temporarily changing your handle for these purposes is wholly welcome.
Repeat violators of the comment policy will be banned — and mercilessly mocked. If your actions don’t technically fall into the above categories, but you happen to really piss me off, I still reserve the right to delete your comment(s) and/or ban you. If you have questions, see Kate Harding’s comment policy.
There is only one vote: mine. There is no appeals process. So don’t be an asshole.