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Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:43 AM

A Long Time Femnist Banned From Feminist Group

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by tammywammy (a host of the 2016 Postmortem forum).

I made this post last night:

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 10:29 PM

Star Member noretreatnosurrender (1,648 posts)

My Response:

51. She Did It to get applause because she was losing the crowd at that point. Once again she used us for her own political benefit. Not impressed.


Today I get this in my inbox:

Automated Message: You have been blocked from a group

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You have been blocked from posting in the History of Feminism group by boston bean. If you believe this is an error, you may contact boston bean for more information.


It's a shame that whoever is moderating this group feels that only people who support Hillary should post in this group. I've been a feminist my entire adult life. In my younger years I was a member of the National Organization for Women in the 70s. We worked for passage of the ERA and worked very hard for reproductive rights. We fought against violence against women and fought for other feminist issues. I worked with Women Against Pornography in NY to get materials from them for our local NOW chapter to educate people on the harmful, violent images in pornography. I organized a presentation of the film - Not a Love Story in our community where we tried to educate men and women about the violent images in pornography. In short I was a part of the history of feminism that this group claims to represent yet I am now banned from the group because I have the audacity to believe that Hillary uses women for her own political ambitions.

Whenever you have to silence dissent by banning a long time feminist activist from a feminist group you might want to consider that maybe your group is not a group that's really concerned with the history of feminism but merely one serving as an arm of the Hillary campaign. It's really kind of ironic that someone who actually participated in some of the history of feminism is barred from the History of Feminism group.

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Reply A Long Time Femnist Banned From Feminist Group (Original post)
noretreatnosurrender Apr 2016 OP
boston bean Apr 2016 #1
Android3.14 Apr 2016 #7
boston bean Apr 2016 #10
m-lekktor Apr 2016 #12
haikugal Apr 2016 #2
DisgustipatedinCA Apr 2016 #3
haikugal Apr 2016 #5
iwillalwayswonderwhy Apr 2016 #4
Buzz Clik Apr 2016 #6
noretreatnosurrender Apr 2016 #11
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #8
m-lekktor Apr 2016 #9
tammywammy Apr 2016 #13

Response to noretreatnosurrender (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:44 AM

1. yep. deal with it.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:47 AM

7. I'm ashamed for you

 

Since you lack the decency to realize how these tactics are anti-feminist.

The real issue is that the moral bankruptcy on your candidate is out there for all to see, and the only thing you can do is try to bully good people to be silent about the larger issues.

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Response to Android3.14 (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:50 AM

10. I am ashamed for you. Since you lack the decency to realize how

the tactic employed in that thread was anti-feminist.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:52 AM

12. You should rename the group "Feminists for Hillary". nt

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Response to noretreatnosurrender (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:46 AM

2. That's who they are...not feminist in any recognizable way.

K&R!

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Response to noretreatnosurrender (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:46 AM

3. It's a standard tactic to hide a bad thing behind a good thing and beat people over the head with it

 

It's what manipulative people do, among other things.

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:46 AM

5. Abusive, in fact.

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Response to noretreatnosurrender (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:46 AM

4. I'm sorry that happened

But not surprised, sadly.

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Response to noretreatnosurrender (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:46 AM

6. Yeah. That's a consequence of the protected status of groups.

 

If a host doesn't agree with something you've said, "Goodbye!"

I have been banned from the Environment and Energy group for arguing with a host. The irony: energy and environment has been my profession for more than three decades.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:52 AM

11. That's Crazy

I expect that kind of behavior from Republicans but Democrats? Wow. Banning people for their opinions? That's not the Democratic Party I joined so long ago.

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Response to noretreatnosurrender (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:49 AM

8. That's not a feminist group, it's a clique.

Post in one of the better groups, they don't censor people who criticize Hillary.

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Response to noretreatnosurrender (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:49 AM

9. So it's just another protected Hillary group like the AA forum. nt

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Response to noretreatnosurrender (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:52 AM

13. Locking

A forum for general discussion of the Democratic presidential primaries. Disruptive meta-discussion is forbidden.

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