How a ban on pro-Trump patterns unraveled the online knitting world
(The title is kinda... sensationalist. We've seen no evidence of a substantial rift on Ravelry, much less in the knitting world at large.)
Banning Trumpsterfire supporters from a caring community is an entirely appropriate response. Trump stands for everything that any reasonable, caring person should be against -- and Ravelry has consistently been a caring and supportive community. Yes, there are people who haven't figured that out yet -- but nobody should feel obliged to make them feel comfortable
with their ignorance.
We don't allow that kind of thing on toot.cat
, either, or on any of the other instances we federate with. This isn't a sports match; it actually objectively matters
who we elect, and anyone who is the least bit informed and not hopelessly bamboozled by right-wing/oligarchian propaganda understands that We Do Not Want Four More Years Like This.
Ravelry’s equation of Trump support with white supremacy is a controversial move
Srsly? It's about as controversial as saying the world is round. Yes, there are (somehow) a few people out there who claim otherwise
When knitting site Ravelry banned all pro-Trump content it caused a schism in the community—but it also shone a spotlight on how women are using niche sites to politicize.cross-posted at Facebook