Tuesday, December 31, 2013

two old posts about SJW censorship

• warriors love their echo chambers, plus a major sign you're dealing with a cult


Had my comments deleted from All Skulls On: Teaching Intersectionality through Halo. Le sigh. I think what I find most obnoxious about people who delete one person's comments but don't delete the responses to them is future readers are deprived of the context—but then, the point is to make it impossible for anyone to judge what a dissenter said. SJ warriors care about victory, not context.

To pretend deleting some comments is creating a "safe space" is very odd. If the discussion is "triggering", it should be entirely excised.

One of the first signs that you've landed at a cult's web site is when you find that polite disagreement is banned.

A copy of my first comment there is still at it's all one thing: Regarding Scalzi's "Lowest Difficulty Setting" and Teaching Intersectionality through Halo.

• where "more inclusive" means "less inclusive"

Liza Groen Trombi, editor-in-chief of Locus magazine, announced, "The writer who penned the offensive Wiscon post will no longer be contributing to or associated with Locus in any way, online or in print. The Locus Online editor will retain his editorial autonomy, with the understanding that nothing like this can or will be permitted to happen again. I’ve worked very hard in the past three years to build a better, more modern Locus, with greater parity, social awareness, and more inclusive coverage."

I disagree with Lawrence Person on a great number of issues, from capitalism to Islam, but I would never fire someone because I didn't like the politics of their humor, then claim my reason was to be more inclusive.