…in light of current events, it strikes me as necessary to quote my own comment policy, aspects of which were modelled on Pharyngula‘s.
I’m a firm believer in culture war and punching up alike: shade-throwing can comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. Anger is not the same as abuse. Being vicious is not the same as being a bully. Hatred is not the same as bigotry. For me and many readers of this blog, just as it was for countless historical activists, striking a strident tone is part of confronting injustice and overcoming abuse. If you dispute the content of things people here say – if you think they’re being unfair, inaccurate or irresponsible or doing harm – say so, but don’t ever tone-police them just because you don’t like their manners: manners have never been the friend of the downtrodden.
And then there’s this. We good?