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[–] 3226 18 points 47 points (+65|-18) ago  (edited ago)

I think it's a pretty reasonable statement, and replying to it by calling the person demented says more about you than them.

But bear in mind 'political correctness' does not mean, and never has meant, the sort of crap that groups like SRS have been doing.

And saying that a person with an opinion that disagrees with yours should forcibly have their subs taken away is exactly what a lot of people here objected to in the first place.

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[–] rednirug 9 points 26 points (+35|-9) ago 

It's an insane concept what is going on here. Some of the people who think free speech is the most important thing ever are now trying to prevent the moderators from being able to have free speech. Effectively, they are using their love of free speech to restrict the free speech of others. What the fuck guys?

It would be one thing if she implied a desire to make restrictions and act on her beliefs, but she litterally is just saying her opinion. She's probably a college kid who just posted something without thinking all the much about it.

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[–] Truly 3 points 22 points (+25|-3) ago 

She made a really stupid statement applying intentions to a whole group of people stating it as fact. Its perfectly reasonable to expect a more level-headed person in control of a major subverse.

It appears she is attempting to gain top-level control of askvoat. Showing/discussing that she is so heavily biased against an entire group of people is relevant considering this information.

I believe any poster should be able to say anything at all that they want, but mods should do their best to remain impartial. Showing you have such pre-conceived notions, lack of understanding on reasoned argument, and silly misconceptions seems like a pretty solid reason to stop someone from gaining control of one of the largest verses.

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[–] sneakybells 10 points 5 points (+15|-10) ago 

FUCKING THANK YOU.

It felt like I was going crazy. Are we really persecuting people based off their opinions? Unless we have evidence of abuse, it should be irrelevant what mod's opinions are. It's the red scare all over again.

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[–] bilog78 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

It's an insane concept what is going on here. Some of the people who think free speech is the most important thing ever are now trying to prevent the moderators from being able to have free speech. Effectively, they are using their love of free speech to restrict the free speech of others. What the fuck guys?

You know how SJWs are these fanatics of social justice (or their perception thereof) that whatever they do does absolutely nothing to advance the cause they purportedly support, and is actually often more damaging to it than most of their adversaries would be, because of the disrepute they bring to it?

Well, voat seems to have plenty of anti-SJW paranoids, for which I think the term “Free Speech Warrior” is extremely appropriate, as they are exactly like the fanatics they purportedly fight.

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[–] chakan2 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

prevent the moderators from being able to have free speech.

Correct...the moderators do not get to exercise their speech by deleting the speech of others. They're free to comment all day...they don't get to remove the commentary of others.

Especially in what's a mostly neutral sub like Ask Voat...if it's remotely phrased as a question, it should be allowed. The community will kill off bad / circlejerk questions at that point. If you want to hide a hug box sub, then go join one of many new SJW subs that are springing up.

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[–] gobbz 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Doesn't the problem lie in that she bans based on opinion? (I haven't looked at the posts so, I don't know if that's true)

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[–] 3226 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I've not heard any evidence for that one way or another. But then, that'd be a different question.

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[–] ThizzBoss 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

"It's her sub" yeah and that's why we left faggit.com, because sjws took control of every good sub and said "this is mine, if you don't like it then leave" so we did leave, and now we have another faggot on this site doing the same thing and faggots like you making the same argument to support her feeble brain. How about the mods stop being faggots?

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[–] Kithsander 26 points -2 points (+24|-26) ago 

Seriously, this. The only people I see really crying about "SJWs" are the people who are extremely butthurt that they get called out for their bullshit. The "safe space" mentality goes both ways. SJW's want to talk in a place free of someone saying something they disagree with. The Anti-SJWs want a safe place where they're free of getting called out on their sexist/racist/homophobic/etc nonsense. These are the same types of children, just opposite sides of the coin.

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[–] realpatrickstewart 2 points 25 points (+27|-2) ago 

The only people I see really crying about "SJWs" are the people who are extremely butthurt that they get called out for their bullshit.

Then you have a pretty narrow world you live in.

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[–] Boltbeam 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

Maybe, just maybe, some people don't want their speech censored to abide by political correctness because someone accused them (with shaky reasoning) of sexism. All commentary on how abused that word has been thrown about aside, does this mean that objective information that could be perceived as "sexist" need to be censored? At the end of the day, this wouldn't matter if SJWs didn't try to harass and ruin people both online and off for their hilariously awful views of censorship, and she (the user) is a bloody fucking idiot for putting fault on the people that are getting tired of some self-appointed moral guardians trying to stop discourse.

I don't want a safe space. I want to have a hard time. As someone who's "Anti-SJW," I want idiots like SJWs (are you included in that batch?) to stop trying to impose their safe spaces in every single community they touch without regard for, and with censorship to the people already there. It's not imposing a safe space, it's rejecting colonization.

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[–] BoiseNTheHood 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

You sound like an SRSer. "Calling out your bigotry is not the same as bigotry!" - meanwhile, you assume that reasonable people can't disagree with you and that they must be horrible.

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[–] dragonpenis 4 points -1 points (+3|-4) ago 

"The Anti-SJWs want a safe place where they're free of getting called out on their sexist/racist/homophobic/etc nonsense. "

Are you fucking retarded? So the whole reason for Voat mass exodus is because people got "called out"?

How about the whole fucking site hijacked by self righteous bigots with political motivation banning subs left and right? That got nothing to do with it? Fuck off. Go kill yourself.