Oh and just to make thinks exceedingly clear for everyone, one of my posts that was hidden for “Attacking other users” said this:
You do not get to demand that others also be okay with letting ourselves be misgendered. You can compromise all you want. It’s not going to stop them from targeting you, too, when they’ve decided you’ve crossed a line and are now Too Trans To Deserve Respect™.
“We can never throw enough people overboard to win approval from our enemies.”
-Leslie Feinberg, Transgender Warriors: making history from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman
Stop throwing me overboard by demanding I compromise on my identity and start actually sticking up for trans people.
Actually listen to what your trans and ally users or saying or stop pretending you care about us and our rights. If your response to this post is to further double down and defend blatant exorsexism, transmisia, tone policing, and victim blaming, you’ll be proving to everyone that iNaturalist’s “commitment” to inclusivity is just as shallow and performative as any other corporation’s.”
According to the cis staff members, telling a trans person who is being transmisic to stop literally speaking over you and slandering you and demanding that you allow yourself to be misgendered, telling this person to stop doing that is considered a personal attack.
But it’s perfectly fine for that person to continuously paint me as irrational and overemotional and purposefully misprepresent me asking “hey can you not misgender me” as demanding “everyone be perfect all the time” and literally telling me that I have to be okay with being misgendered.
This is the kind of thing that is now hard-coded into the rules of the site as being a bannable offense, and considered a personal attack. Defending yourself from blatant bigotry. Asking people not to be bigoted towards you.
This is the kind of stuff the staff’s “apology” is still continuing to defend.
They still literally consider defending yourself from bigotry and asking people not to be bigoted towards you a “personal attack against other users”, but the bigotry itself? No, that’s perfectly fine. Sarcasm: Nothing wrong with a little hate speech between users, amiright? /sarcasm. But God help you if you say “hey you need to stop that”