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Mon Jun 24, 2019, 06:46 PM

Trump supporters are furious that a knitting website took a stand on white supremacy

Trump supporters are furious that a knitting website took a stand on white supremacy

The knitting forum that boasts over 8 million users says hate won't be tolerated on its site anymore.

URIE DVOROZNIAK at Salon

https://www.salon.com/2019/06/24/trump-supporters-are-furious-that-a-knitting-website-took-a-stand-on-white-supremacy/

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Neither theory has basis in Ravelry's own narrative, though, as in their announcement, the site’s adminspointed towards a similar decision by roleplaying game hub forum RPGNet in October of 2018. Ravelry said that their new policy was "inspired" by RPGNet, who announced that they would ban all support of Donald Trump on their forums. Their policies and Ravelry's new policies are almost entirely the same, but with some minor different phrasing. RPG.comexplains their reasoning as so:

This is because [Trump’s] public comments, policies, and the makeup of his administration are so wholly incompatible with our values that formal political neutrality is not tenable. We can be welcoming to (for example) persons of every ethnicity who want to talk about games, or we can allow support for open white supremacy. Not both.

Accusations of racism and white supremacy aren't new in either the roleplaying game world or the knitting world. The knitting demographic has become younger, though, as knitter Jaya Saxena writes in a Vox article titled “The knitting community is reckoning with racism,” the demographic is still largely white women of all ages (a demographic that Trump won by a slim margin in the last election).

Other knitters say that knitting has always been political. Twitter user Samuel West replies to the Tweet of Ravelry's announcement with an image of knitters marching with a quiltwork knit banner saying "East London knitters say balls to Trump."

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The article also mentions how the 'pussy hats' were knitted too.

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Reply Trump supporters are furious that a knitting website took a stand on white supremacy (Original post)
applegrove Jun 24 OP
msongs Jun 24 #1
TheBlackAdder Jun 24 #2
captain queeg Jun 24 #3
stillcool Jun 24 #4
Wounded Bear Jun 24 #9
riversedge Jun 24 #5
pansypoo53219 Jun 24 #6
eleny Jun 24 #8
eleny Jun 24 #7
applegrove Jun 24 #10
gratuitous Jun 24 #11
Greybnk48 Jun 25 #12

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 06:48 PM

1. nice to see somebody stand up for their values. nt

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Mon Jun 24, 2019, 06:48 PM

2. Good! Let them create GabRavelry.com for all your Klan and German-American Volksbund needs.

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They are moving to that gab.com website for all their unfiltered hate.

Perhaps create GabRavelry.com or a gab.com subdomain like GabRavelry.gab.com

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 06:56 PM

3. Glad to see this

I have a sister in law who is a real trump humper. I think her main thing is embroidery but maybe there’s some cross over. Both her and my brother voted for Trump. At least my brother has woken up and now hates him. He can’t understand how she’s still a big supporter. I can guess, she’s from, where I grew up, a fairly wealthy (white) family. They’re pretty well off now, but at least my brother came from humble roots and worked his ass off. First one in the family to get a college degree, became a doctor, etc. I’ve always considered her a silver spooner.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 07:14 PM

4. I buy patterns on Ravelry

but they're mostly from other countries. There are plenty of places where MAGA's can post to their hearts content. No reason why they need to spew their bullsh*t there.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 10:58 PM

9. But their raison d'etre is to spread their shit and annoy others...

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 08:03 PM

5. Trump fans are delicate widdle snowflakes.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 10:49 PM

6. fuck off. we have needles.

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 10:55 PM

8. And hooks, too!

?itemid=7274296

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 10:51 PM

7. I've enjoyed Ravelry for years and now I love them all the more

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 11:03 PM

10. Knitters of the World Unite!

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Mon Jun 24, 2019, 11:39 PM

11. Hilarious that the nazis are so upset

How many of them even knew there was such a website before, say, June 20? But now their little world is crumbling because an extremely narrowly tailored website doesn't want them around.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 12:14 AM

12. I love the Ravelry community and have for a long time! We've done political knitting, e.g.,

knitting uteri to mail to anti-choice congress people, and knitting mountains of pussy hats sent to D.C. and elsewhere for the marches. Knitters are a special group I'm proud to be part of!

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