I was given to understand that there were rules at this site. First and foremost, DBAD. Secondly, I believe I remember reading something about staying away from people you dislike.
So if you hate that other person, AVOID that person. Don't go into their diaries! Ignore their comments! Don't even acknowledge their existence! If you don't take my advice and feel compelled to remind that person that yes, you still hate him or her, then too bad. I'll zap. Furthermore, if someone uprates any of those comments, I will ZAP THEM TOO. I won't waste time with NRs. NRs take two clicks to make happen, and I'm not willing to devote more to this matter than the one second it takes to click on "ban".No sacred cows? Really?
There are no sacred cows. No one will receive leniency. I'm simply too busy with actual important shit, so don't test me.
Last weekend a front pager on this site went into a diary of a poster she dislikes for the sole purpose of smearing and maligning, and to defend and excuse the actions of another kosaack who had drunkenly entered the diary of another kossack he dislikes, where he wound up triggering and traumatizing a rape survivor and refused to leave. If she couldn't find it in her heart to support a fellow rape survivor, she could have at least had the basic human decency to stay away. If she felt she had something to say on the subject, why not write her own diary? She has a much larger following than triv33. No, the reason she came was to cast aspersions and add inflammatory invective. Does any reasonable person believe she didn't know what kind of hell would break loose after she made this comment?
And it went downhill from there.Bogus? A set up? That's incredible. And I do mean that. It would mean that triv33 would have had to know that ZhenRen was going drinking and was going to come looking for trouble, also that BoiseBlue was going to be posting a diary where she would finally feel comfortable enough to break a 30 year silence, and then somehow mind control ZhenRen into a diary of people he hasn't had a thing to do with for months. So, really, that's quite the trick, Professor.
This entire diary as some kind of trouncing of Zhen Rhen - is a set up. Was he wrong to use prick as a response - yes. Was Escapee wrong to use it first - yes
The Sux/Rox divide and claiming Zhen Rhen is some kind of misogynist is ludicrous.
But this whole mishegoss has a history, dating back to the Ted Rall contretemps.
This entire diary - extracting a heated exchange which was wrong from jump street is bogus.
So before y'all get to playing judge and jury - you need to understand what is happening here.
To'iban eshu and goodnight.
"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition." Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon
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Did you get called a nasty name? Yes you did. The people who did it and uprated it were punished harshly. Do I believe that you're a rape apologist? No. I believe you're something quite a bit worse, but then, I'm entitled to that. Comfort yourself with your shiny five bars and your front page berth.
As far as this site, its administration, and its rules? Do they apply to everyone or only the rank and file? Because if it's only the rank and file, you need a new motto for your masthead.
"As in America, so on DKos. One lawbook for the privileged elite, another for the rest of us."
5:24 PM PT: I am logging out and will not be replying to any further comments. I have preserved the diary in the state I left it in.
Sat Jun 07, 2014 at 7:46 AM PT: I see many have come in the night to defend, excuse, and even justify their friend's atrocious behavior in triv's diary. And why is that? Because rules should not apply to her? Because she's been attacked by others so therefore triv deserved what Denise dished out? Because in the aftermath people have been less than kind? Not one of those things excuses her behavior towards triv. Not one.
What I have not seen is one single call from any of you for a public apology. Clearly, you don't believe any rules or sanctions should be applied to her, and shockingly, you don't have the human decency to believe that at the very least she owes an apology. In public, the same way she deliberately smeared and shamed and cast doubt on a rape survivor.
Sun Jun 08, 2014 at 7:55 AM PT: Such fine people.
I don't get it, and I don't fucking care. (15+ / 0-)
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No, you don't get it. More sympathy for the person who came here in the middle of the night to defend the woman who smeared a fellow rape survivor, than they ever had for triv33.
Because to them, she's a real person, even though her own words tell you she's a persona here, the responsive comments of support reflexively dismiss this as trauma. There's no excuse for a man to harass a woman, is there? I guess that depends, doesn't it?
But because a front pager condemned triv33 as bogus and reduced her to to a non-person in her petty blog war the majority of you fail to see her as a human being at all.