It has come to my attention that not *everybody* has read Laurelin’s fine post about the way we radfem meanies “censor” people by, for example, sending their inane and trolling comments directly to spam.
Dear detractors who try to comment on my site before being evilly censored by my mighty powers,
I am sick, like many other radfem bloggers, no doubt, of being told I’m ‘censoring’ someone when I refuse to publish their inane/ insulting/ pointless comments on my blog. I have discussed the true meaning of censorship here, and defined it as an action of the powerful against the powerless, rather than as not being allowed to vomit nonsense in a radfem safeplace.
But I’d like to add a bit more to this: It is not a virtue to allow abusive commentators on one’s blog. You heard me. Allowing those who insult, deride, revile and abuse space on one’s blog without explicitly condemning their actions is tantamount to condoning them. Not everyone deserves to ‘have their say’, because the abusive MRAs who comment on feminist blogs and are ‘censored’, always have their say. It is their victims who don’t. Not every viewpoint is worth publishing.