My comment response to the latest "news"
What about the survivor communities and novel discussion groups?
Are you going to restore them?
They deserve a HUGE apology and more.
Lolita is NOT a bad word, it happens to be a novel.
Now, how is it that you all decided to listen to three fundamentalists from "Warriors for Innocence" who are associated with the oh so un-wonderful folks who brought us "Jesus Camp?" Geez. Next time, please do your research before pushing the panic button.
All of this was unnecessary.
You won't pull the accounts of people who are harassing and/or stalking others
"contact local authorities first"
but you pulled the accounts of people who have survived rape
[no "contact local authorities first" there].
Something intrinsically rotten about that.
Is Six Apart a front for a fundie organization?
Freedom of [electronic and other] speech implies that sometimes any of us may run across content that we do not care to read or engage in.
The BACK BUTTON still works, folks.
BTW, I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, rape, and professional rape.
Talking about raping kids or having sex with underaged kids is not the same as doing it.
Writing fanfic and rapefic about these topics is not the same as issuing directions or a how to manual and is not the same as posting kiddie porn
and is not the same as stalking members of a survivor community.
Who gets to determine community standards or what a "reasonable" person would object to???
Who is a reasonable person anyways?
Here's a clue: those wonderful folks over at "Warriors for Innocence" are not reasonable people. They infest computers of visitors to their site with spyware. Not very christian of them, is that?
Oh, I forgot, they are being held up as reasonable.
Who's next on the target list?
Gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals, intersexed, asexuals, queers, questioning?
Anyone who does not belong to a mainstream religion?
Anyone who is not a conservative republican?
Anyone who is not into Michael Moore or other cultural icon?
I am angry.
I understand fully that this is not really "our" space, that we are in a way renting electronic space from Six Apart.
If you really want to purge the active pedos, you can do what MySpace did after a lone individual wrote a program comparing the sign-up names with those on sexual predators databases.
If you really cared about pre-teens being exposed to unsuitable content, you might consider upping the age to 18 to be here and/or provide safe monitored space for teens apart from the rest of l.j.
Whatever happened to parental responsibility for the electronic whereabouts of their kids???
Please l.j., no more favors. I don't need to be protected from my self and my interests, however base they may appear to be to the fundamentalist idiots over at Warriors for Installationofspyware.
spike who really does know how to use a back button Current Mood: aggravated