Monday, June 29, 2009

PSA: Possible Unsafe Space

Pam's House Blend, a blog I've found pretty helpful and reliable when it came to keeping up with GLBTI issues, has recently developed a policy to ban anyone who uses the term CIS to describe those assigned a gender at birth that doesn't contradict their sense of self. (Whether it is just for one thread or the whole blog is unclear).

Here is more information with some history/context of how the banning came about.

And here is an example, I believe, of the ban hammer coming down.

The moderator responsible is Autumn.

Please stop. (2.50 / 2)

This is going nowhere, and is starting to offend people at The Blend.

And in a post that's theme is about behaving civility, I'm not having any of it.

Public warning in this thread -- next person who uses this thread to make comment defending "cis" terminology gets a trap door drop.

Understand, dyssonance?


As if there were safety in stupidity alone.
--Henry David Thoreau
by: Autumn Sandeen @ Sun Jun 28, 2009 at 21:24:10 PM CDT