Commenting Reminder

Please remember that disablist language is prohibited by the commenting policy. Just this morning, I have had to redact "moron," "spaz," and several uses of "idiot" from comments.

Variations on "crazy" when what you really mean is that someone is being unreasonable, unfair, rude, bigoted, ignorant, or just generally an asshole are also violations of the commenting policy, as is the use of "lame" as a synonym for "uncool."

I recognize it can be challenging to excise these extremely common words from your speech; I was not particularly sensitive to disablist language when I first started blogging. But to ensure this is a safe space for readers who are alienated and marginalized by disablist language, everyone needs to make a sincere effort to be vigilant while commenting.


[Note: This policy is not up for debate.]

Shakesville is run as a safe space. First-time commenters: Please read Shakesville's Commenting Policy and Feminism 101 Section before commenting. We also do lots of in-thread moderation, so we ask that everyone read the entirety of any thread before commenting, to ensure compliance with any in-thread moderation. Thank you.

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