Submitted by drummyfish in meta (edited )
OK, so please bear with me. I am an anarchist, a pacifist, a communist, I am in no way a right winger trolling here. I loved everything about raddle as soon as I found out about it, but yesterday I've found a potential issue hiding in Terms of Service. I would like to just ask about the background of it, not start heated discussions.
The ToS states e.g.:
Content is prohibited if it promotes white supremacy, queerphobia, transphobia, misogyny, classism, ableism, body shaming, antisemitism, Islamophobia, colonialism or age discrimination.
Content is also prohibited if it trivializes or makes light of rape..
Now I genuinely don't know if this is here specifically to create a "safe space" for the mainstream US "left", OR if it's there just for legal reasons, e.g. because it is illegal to make rape jokes where raddle is hosted. Please, can someone answer me this?
If raddle is trying to create a safe space, then I suppose its goal is also to suppress free speech, because these two are incompatible. Can someone confirm me this? If this is the case, I would like to further ask why is the goal to create a safe space only for this specific group of people. For example, a lot of people, me included, get a bad feeling from reading news about growing capitalism -- why doesn't the ToS address this and make non-positive news prohibited? Some people may get triggered by profanity, talking about mental illnesses etc. My question is: is raddle trying to appeal specifically to the mainstream US "left" (which aside from other things openly embraces censorship)?
If it is, that is okay, I'd just want to have this clearly stated so that I know whether to stay here or not.
NO, I do NOT support rape, I do NOT hate gay people, I just care about free speech, i.e. being able to talk about any topic. I am here just to ask whether radlle supports me in this or not.
Thank you very much, love and peace <3
I don't know why you think that prohibiting white supremacy, queerphobia, transphobia, misogyny, classism, ableism, body shaming, antisemitism, Islamophobia, colonialism, age discrimination, trivialization or making light of rape is here only to appeal specifically to the mainstream US "left".
Obligatory /w/free_speech plug.