Essentially why is transphobia allowed on this site so much? Upon reading the rules i saw this
"GirlsAskGuys reserves the right to edit content to ensure quality and to remove content that is inappropriate or abusive. We will remove content that breaks the law, is indecent or obscene, which defames anyone based on race, religion, disability, etc, or which is otherwise viewed as offensive by contemporary community standards."
and also this
" – If your post contains content that is blatantly insulting, degrading or distasteful, it will be removed. Healthy debates are encouraged, but blatant racism, sexism, and attacks towards groups of people are not."
Which says that attacks towards groups of people and blatant racism/sexism is not permitted. But why is it that if someone is trans then its perfectly acceptable to misgender them and be offensive and sexist towards them?
Any input from a mod would be appreciated as i have, on numerous occasiona, been presented with transphobia from members with no apparent retribution on those perpetuating it.
If this question breaks the rules feel free to remove it, i also won't post anonymously because im not scared of being who i am. I would just like to know whether it is acceptble.
Most Helpful Guy
I think this is where a text box for reporting would be useful because you may be reporting stuff that may not look that bad to a non trans person but if you had an area to explain how it felt when you read that remark or saw that image they may take it more seriously.
I believe it to be a case of misunderstanding rather than overlooking something.
It is a case of perception, when I was a mod I asked for a post to be removed because of a phrase used and admin wouldn't do it because they saw it as a jokey statement rather than a direct insult.0
Most Helpful Girl
Well, I try to hide any transphobia that I see, though I can't speak for every other mod. The site is huge, it's entirely possible that sometimes things just don't get noticed, and of course everyone has a different idea of what is and isn't offensive and cis people are less likely to notice transphobia. However, if there's anything specific that you'd like to bring to a mod's attention, always feel free to message me and I'll take a look and if it violates the terms and conditions, then I'll hide it.
The site likes to encourage debate between members and a lot of that involves social issues. There was a question a while ago that was about dating bisexuals and even though I personally found all comments saying that they wouldn't consider dating a bisexual offensive and discriminatory, I was aware that it was part of a debate and as long as people weren't out and out saying that bi people deserved to die or something like that, there was nothing I can do about it, and the same goes for transphobic remarks.2