Archive for April 12th, 2010
Since commenting seems to become so fraught, I’ll be going over the comment rules over the next few days and revise them as necessary.
I would like to specify right now:
- I would like less of an “open season” on people who say disagreeable things. I don’t mean not to disagree with them, or that people should hold back for fear of dogpiling, but I’d like to avoid outright personal attacks. I don’t mean everyone has to be nice, just less of a wild west feel. Feel free to snark.
- I want people to really think about what they’re introducing to the discussion. This blog is focused on the concerns of trans people, on the intersections that impact trans people, and anti-oppression work in general. In the bathroom post, the intersection of disability and transness was on-topic, especially as it impacted perceptions of cisness vs. transness and access to necessary spaces (such as restrooms), but talking about the possibility of cis men being at risk of rape from cis women in public restrooms was so far from the point.
- I would appreciate it if, when these things are pointed out, that we don’t end up in a back and forth about how it was so totally justified.
- The central rules remain, as always: No misgendering, and avoid oppressive statements.
It’s frustrating to me that a handful of rather thoughtful posts over the past couple of months have been dragged into a topical tug of war. This is the second time I’ve made a post like this, and the first post was itself was derailed as well. If you have questions, feel free to ask. If you want to explain or justify anything in the other thread, please leave it in the other thread.