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By tigtog on November 25, 2013
For some reason, I don’t think my unsolicited correspondent is telling me the entire truth about xir diligence in background research.
By tigtog on September 3, 2013
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.
By tigtog on June 8, 2013
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.
By tigtog on May 21, 2013
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?
By tigtog on March 19, 2013
Here are a few examples of someone angry or expressing disagreement without being all rude about it:
By Helen on March 17, 2013
… that it’s possible to care about more than one thing at the same time, without having to explain it to other feminists, too.
By tigtog on March 12, 2013
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.
By tigtog on February 15, 2013
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.
By tigtog on January 29, 2013
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.
By tigtog on January 25, 2013
Well, that hurts.
By tigtog on December 14, 2012
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.
By tigtog on October 30, 2012
Like many folks with online friends in the North-East of the USA, I’ve been watching the weather reports with great big saucer eyes.
Keep safe, and if you feel like it, please drop a comment here telling us how you’re going.
By tigtog on October 19, 2012
There are competing ethical imperatives, and there’s a balance to be found. It is basic courtesy to respect a pseudonym or some in-confidence knowledge about a person generally, but should that expected courtesy take precedence over the protection of other people from harm which could be avoided if they knew what you know?