Comment Guidelines

As this is a discussion blog, you may have your opinions challenged if you post a comment. We’re here to read and learn, and hopefully have a good time and make some friends, but that doesn’t mean we’re all going to agree all of the time!

Discussion Post Comment Guidelines
Be Polite. Swearing is fine, but calling names is frowned upon. Insulting an argument might be okay – insulting a person never is.

Stay On Topic. Wandering into a discussion post with your suggestions on what to read next isn’t against the rules, but we’re more likely to notice it if you pop it in the right place: on the suggestions page.

No Hate Speech. This is an inclusive space: any sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or otherwise bigoted speech will not be tolerated. Comments containing hate speech will be deleted without warning. Repeated infractions will lead to a ban.

We reserve the right to delete comments and ban commenters at our discretion – hopefully this will never be an issue though!

Support Post Comment Guidelines
In addition to the above, the support posts are SAFE SPACES. This means that challenging other people’s reactions and feelings is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Trigger warnings are a courtesy throughout the rest of the site, but on the support posts they are required – if you do not include a trigger warning and we feel you should have, we will edit your comment or ask you to do so.

The support posts exist to provide, well, support. Many of the books we’ll be reading contain sensitive and potentially deeply upsetting material such as discussions of rape, abuse, and self-harm, and we’d like our members to have spaces to reach out for comfort if necessary.

The support posts are *not* general discussion posts – in-depth discussion should go in the discussion posts.


One response to “Comment Guidelines

  1. Pingback: The Handmaid’s Tale: Discussion Post | Feminist Book Club

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