Surprised to not see a “Maintainence Mode” page when visiting hoydenabouttown.com? Us too! But we’ve busted out of our shared server environment and stopped overloading their system and are stretching out luxuriously on our virtual private server.
The blog is doing horrible things to some poor sad servers.
Because this would totally go in the collection: vivid imagery, concisely expressed in under 4 lines – the essence of a .sig quote.
For some reason, I don’t think my unsolicited correspondent is telling me the entire truth about xir diligence in background research.
We see it too often online, and more than we’d like to offline too: this idea that “I’m entitled to my opinion” means something more than merely being entitled to express an opinion one holds – that somehow all opinions are equally entitled to respect from other people, or that all opinions are equally entitled to be treated seriously.
Patrick’s post lays out why this frequently whimpered whine is nonsense.
The world needs a social justice version of John Baez’ classic simple method for rating potentially revolutionary contributions to physics AKA The Crackpot Index, to rate our never-ending “feedback” from troglodytes of assorted stripes who are convinced that not only are we Doin It Rong but that we deserve to be threatened into silence for daring to have an opinion in the first place.
Why, yes it is! Quite near the top, even.
So why do people still send us general cut-and-paste guest post offers which clearly display their lack of familiarity with our policy?
Here are a few examples of someone angry or expressing disagreement without being all rude about it:
… that it’s possible to care about more than one thing at the same time, without having to explain it to other feminists, too.
We seem to have lost the last few days of posts/comments, at least for the moment (thus the choice of ‘meh’ image to accompany this post). So if something you said recently is still moving you, by all means repeat it here.
Datum the First: On April 8, 2007 Tim O’Reilly wrote a Draft Blogger’s Code Of Conduct …In the nearly seven years since, many similar initiatives have been proposed.
Regular readers already know how much we’ve written here over the years on cyberbullies and their enraged cries about their Free Speech rights being breached whenever somebody declines to publish their bile – bile which absolutely nobody is preventing them from publishing on a blog of their own.
Disingenuous doesn’t begin to cover the hypocrisy of the Women Need To STFU brigade.
Well, that hurts.
Two out of three newly HaTted authors have debuted their Hoyden bylines this week: familiar names from our comment threads and past guest posts over the years. Please welcome shonias, Megpie71 and Mimbles to the author roster.