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Sexism policy

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Ender Sai, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    I am damn serious when someone point me as a sexist. I tried to solve this through private conversation before I post here.

    I just think the topic is keep switching, most of you seem to agree that praise on someone's looks is not wrong, which was basically what I did.

    But then find other different weird reasons, even the person's political background to say how sexist it was.
     
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  2. DANNASUK

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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    Our "gossip" is discussing polling data and news, not objectifying women with misogynistic posts. Again, you are the only one adding meaningless posts to serious discussions. No one else.

    The fact you're trolling the official thread on the forums sexism policy speaks volumes.
     
  3. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    These "serious" data and news are very very basic and let's say, quite laughable in the eyes of real politicians. We don't truly know about what's really there and we don't have the knowledge to truly figure out. Like every community, the politic discussion always seems "serious" and intensive, but in truth was nothing but pointless argument between bored internet users and childplay among those who really decide how politics go. Even most of the celebrities, many of the famous authors are no different, their political views are, quite shallow and limited. I'm no different, but at least I realize that. Just like many other topics of JCC were amateurs compare to its fan community's discussion, this is overall, a Star Wars community. Again, whether my post is relevant or not has nothing to do with sexism.

    Again, praising someone's looks has nothing to do with objectifying men or women. I don't slap others' face when they say I look good.
     
  4. DANNASUK

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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    LOL

    I'm done with you.
     
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  5. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    I just told you the truth.

    This is not the place to discuss about politics, I don't care about what you say in that thread.

    But do. not. accuse. others. for. sexism. basically. because. they. praise. someone's. looks.
     
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  6. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Where?

    If you say Alderaan I shall lose all respect for you.

    This is someone who will argue "less taste! More filling" with darth sinister for like 30 pages, completely oblivious to any reaction/s against their circular spiral of posting death. In other words, PG, meet the spectrum itself.
     
  7. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    This is a thread on the board's sexism policy, and it looks like this discussion has nothing to do with that.

    Slowpokeking, it looks like you didnt like being called sexist. That's not a policy question.

    You're talking about a specific post in a specific thread. That's not a policy question.

    Finally, we've established after post after post that you don't think your post was sexist. But we are not trying to convince you. It doesn't matter if you think it was sexist or not. The post was inappropriate for the thread and you were warned. That's that.

    Please do not misuse this thread further.



    Missa ab iPhona mea est.
     
  8. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    So you agree that my post was inappropriate but got nothing to do with sexism or objectification?

    Perfect, problem solved, thank you. I will go no further.
     
  9. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    So, wait...we're allowed to call sexists sexist? Is it fair game now?
     
  10. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    As with all of our rules, context is important. The usual rules about not flaming, trolling, etc. apply.

    If someone is violating our sexism policy, the best thing to do is bring it to a mod's attention.

    If someone is behaving in a sexist manner, their posts may be characterized as such, yes. But that doesn't mean someone being a sexist excuses escalation into a conflict, etc.

    And as always, it's better to say "that post/idea is sexist" than "you are a sexist" for similar reasons.
     
  11. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    So, calling a POST sexist would then be acceptable? That is basically what I wanted to do. :)
     
  12. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    I can't speak for the current mods, but I think if you think someone's post is sexist you should be allowed to call it out.
     
  13. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Your best option is always to report a questionable post. Calling out content can seem like a reasonable option but try to help the responding moderator(s) to have only one inappropriate post to read/edit/rebuke/take action in response to... rather than a page, or multiple pages, loaded with a multi-post argument. If the person being called out by another forum member decides to fire back, such rebuttals tend to escalate and then more than just the initial problematic content ends up being addressed. By all means, stand up for yourselves, but attempt to not let a back & forth with the instigator avalanche into multiple problematic or derailing posts. We want the offended to be able to attend the culprit's public flogging... not be in the stocks next to them. :p
     
  14. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Sorry for the delay, holidays, etc.

    As Chorus has said, your best option in resolving what look like violations of board rules is to report posts. This lets a mod make a judgment call, and it avoids escalation into conflicts between users (especially since people get defensive when they're accused of things, even when true!).

    But I don't want anyone to think that they are not allowed to call out sexism, or that they have to sweep it under the rug to be dealt with privately. That's not cool either. There's got to be some middle ground between starting a big fight and between things being swept under the rug, out of public view.

    So it depends on context and judgment. If someone is really violating the rules and there should be consequences, you should report that post you think is sexist. That's the best way to get it resolved.

    But if it's a discussion, someone is spreading ideas that are sexist and they need to be confronted (in the sense of confronting bad ideas in a debate/discussion), then you can do that too. But there's always that risk of it spiraling into a flamewar.

    Bottom line is that sexism, whether on the boards and real life, is difficult to handle but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be called out publicly as well as dealt with by the authorities (mods in this case).
     
  15. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Understood and understood. :)
     
  16. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    Bye.
     
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