Given the nature of this blog, discussions in the comment section are not only unavoidable, but absolutely encouraged! That being said, I’m only one person with limited time and energy. Commenting is a privilege. For the sake of myself and other readers, the following rules will be enforced:
- There will be ZERO tolerance for hate speech. I will instantly delete any comments intended to hurt trans* people.
- Discussions and disagreements are welcome, but they become unwelcome the moment they turn vicious. It’s one thing for you to hold a different viewpoint than me. It is something else entirely (and strictly prohibited) to insult my intelligence or call me names because I don’t immediately agree with your particular viewpoint. Again, I’m a person with limited time and energy.
- Discussions should not become debates. If you just want to win an argument, there are plenty of online communities where that is appropriate. Here the focus is on exchanging ideas and trying to come to a better understanding of each other, not a game of intellectual domination.
These rules are non-negotiable because they help protect me and my trans* siblings from further trauma. In the end, there’s really only one rule, and that is:
- Treat others as you would have done to yourself.