Comment Policy

The Geek Feminism blog is a feminist space. We welcome discussion that encourages and supports women in geek communities.

The basic rules

  1. To quote Hoyden About Town: Be at least one of: feminist, friendly, amusing, or perspicacious. Two is even better!
  2. Anonymous comments are not permitted. Pseudonymous ones are fine.
  3. The moderators’ decision is final.

This is a feminist space

If you join the discussion here, we assume you are either a feminist, or want to learn more about feminism. If you are new, we recommend that you read some background material. A good starting point is the Geek Feminism Wiki, especially Resources for men.

Unacceptable comments

Comments that are anti-feminist, abusive, creepy, derogatory, or which add nothing to the conversation — including those that actively distract from, detract from or derail geek feminist discussions — will be deleted on sight.

Feminism 101 discussions

We don’t have a lot of energy to devote to 101-level discussions. The following questions, to name just a few, are 101-level FAQs and answers to them can be easily found in the resources linked above:

Note that repeated 101-level comments add nothing to the conversation, and if they are continued after we’ve given you an opportunity to read the FAQs, they will be deleted.

Anonymity and pseudonymity

We don’t allow anonymous comments here. You must use a name of some sort (a pseudonym is fine), and provide a real email address (visible only to the moderators). We ask that you use the same name and email address each time you comment, to build continuity and reputation.

Time limits

We’ve set up the blog to automatically turn off comments on any post older than 14 days. However, we will regularly post an open thread where you can post about any subject you want, including older topics.

Trigger warnings

If, in your comment, you link to any page that contains discussion of sexual assault, violence against women, or any other subject that may distress readers or cause them to be triggered, you must add a trigger warning alongside the link. If you don’t, we may edit the comment to add one for you.

Our blog, our rules

How we handle comments on the Geek Feminism blog is entirely up to us. We will do what we need to to keep the discussions reasonably sane and on-topic, at our sole judgement and discretion.

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