As we get started, I wanted to lay out a few ground rules for potential commenters.

Comments are welcome if and only if you can:

  • Be polite and respectful.  I am not going to censure you just because you have a dissenting opinion.  If you cannot present your ideas and thoughts in a calm, decent manner, then you are not welcome here.
  • Stay on topic.  A little side conversation is acceptable, but if you simply must have a conversation on your blue and pink striped octopus that just gave birth to a Harley, it is not welcome here.
  • Be mindful of where you are.  This is not a place to discuss how feminism hurts men, how men have feelings too, etcetera.  This is a feminist blog, and I am your dictator.  I may be sweet but if you are a royal asshat, you can kiss commenting goodbye.
  • Respect the people posting and their experiences.  Victim blaming will not be tolerated.  Rape apology will not be tolerated.  Denigrating women will not be tolerated.  Ad Hominems will not be tolerated.  Again, be polite.
  • Be reasonable.  Be open to the idea that you may be wrong.  Disagreements are okay, because we often learn things we may not have imagined from them.  However, if you can’t keep a civil tongue in your head, you will earn yourself a little vacation.

I will be monitoring comments as they come in, but please keep in mind that I have a life outside of this blog, and may not get to it for up to twenty-four hours.  If there is a severe problem, please email me and I will be on as soon as possible.

To sum up: please comment, but play nice.


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