- Yes they have to protect their imageVote A
- Yes, No one should talk bad about womenVote B
- Yes, women have been discriminated against for too longVote C
- I know what you mean many civil questions or opinions about women often get removed.Vote D
- Another one of you're BS questions. Now you are BLOCKED!Vote E
- WTF? "hire"? Mods don't get paid for removing opinions about women. You Blocked.Vote F
Most Helpful Girl
Well, "F" is true---mods don't get paid.
I think it's fine for GAG to choose mods who are feminists. I don't think they should only choose feminists to be mods, but I'm pretty sure they don't.
Personally, I am a mod and a feminist. The moderator handbook does say that sexist posts should be removed. That said, I personally err on the side of leaving most things up, even if they are sexist. Why? Because I'd rather allow people to engage in discussion about these topics. Even if there's a low probability, I'd hope that may be people will have their minds changed and develop a better understanding and a more positive view toward the other sex. Disagreement and debate are fine. Personal attacks are not. Keep it civil.
There is a wide range of sexism, from common stereotypes, to outright hostility/hatred. I would leave up a question like, "Why do women love assholes?" or "Why do women only care about money?, but hide a question that was really just an angry rant talking about how women are inferior to men in every way. I would leave up a question like, "Why are men such jerks?", but I would hide a question that had to do with "#killallmen" or a rant arguing that all men are abusive cheaters.
Personally, I think there is a delicate balance between allowing for open discussion on all sorts of topics, even controversial ones, and keeping GAG a place that is enjoyable for people and where they can feel comfortable asking questions and participating in discussions. Frequent hostility to any group of people (whether that's based on sex/gender, race, sexuality, religion, etc.) or to individual users doesn't make for welcoming community. Again, you can talk about these things, but try to be civil about it.6
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