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18. 9 days after the thread/poll, and a week after my last reply...
Tue Mar 15, 2022, 02:00 PM
Mar 2022

I feel less optimistic than I did when I initially posted and offered my six cents.

There was a reply made to me yesterday morning, where the poster felt they had the right to say "DNA decides our gender" and "it's not wise to fool with Mother Nature." Alerted on twice - once to a jury, which saw nothing wrong with it, the second time directly to the admins. As of the time I'm writing this reply, it's still there.

I would like to point out to anyone with the staff here at DU: This is why I voted "other" and have had moments of wanting to vote "lip service." This is why 3 people (and I bet they're not the only 3 on DU) voted "no real effort." Even at the time I voted and posted to this thread, I never questioned their feelings, and thought "Even one person feeling that way is wrong, and a sign there is work to be done here." Now after seeing a post remain up that directly violates the TOS on transphobia (and with me being trans, could also be seen as a personal attack), as well as directly go against the "To the handful of DUers" post from last fall, I feel a bit worse about things here than I did a week ago.

I don't know yet if I would go as far as changing my vote to "no real effort," but I'm bothered by the whole thing. I'm bothered by the post. I'm bothered posts like that are allowed to stand here. I'm bothered that we have RL shit we have to deal with and endure as it is, only to come here and encounter more. I'm bothered at knowing people here feel unwelcome and unaccepted - and that includes me at times - during a time when the GOP has declared open war on this community.

To any juror who saw that post and voted it's fine: No. It's not. It's bigotry. You blew it.

To the staff and admins here: If you haven't seen this thread yet, maybe you should. There is a reason some of us feel the way we do, and we're cautious at best, and downright upset at the worst.

We're not here to hear "two genders" and "genetics" or be judged or treated as less-than-human. Last October was a good start. It was not a finish, and judging by the lack of action taken against a bigoted post, it means there's still a lot that needs to be done.

Some people are looking to cause division. Doodley Mar 2022 #1
How do we combat that? FreeState Mar 2022 #2
IMHO over 95% of the DU has a lot of love for the LGBT community. Best thing is to ignore trolls. Doodley Mar 2022 #5
Honestly? vercetti2021 Mar 2022 #3
I totally know how you feel FreeState Mar 2022 #6
Most are older members vercetti2021 Mar 2022 #8
Some days, I don't know if it can be done without a "backfire effect" IngridsLittleAngel Mar 2022 #13
WTF is this? n/t gay texan Mar 2022 #4
Not sure what your asking FreeState Mar 2022 #7
I came to this website gay texan Mar 2022 #9
I don't know. I genuinely don't know. IngridsLittleAngel Mar 2022 #10
I don't believe we truly matter here vercetti2021 Mar 2022 #11
We clearly matter to at least some... IngridsLittleAngel Mar 2022 #12
I so want to give you a long hug lambchopp59 Mar 2022 #14
I want to hug you, all of the LGBTQ community, and all of our allies IngridsLittleAngel Mar 2022 #17
I don't post on DU often anymore LostOne4Ever Mar 2022 #15
True on that IngridsLittleAngel Mar 2022 #16
9 days after the thread/poll, and a week after my last reply... IngridsLittleAngel Mar 2022 #18
After the wonderful week here... IngridsLittleAngel Mar 2022 #19
Just yesterday: kochsucker Duncan Grant Mar 2022 #20
I saw that too and thought, "what's the point?" Behind the Aegis Mar 2022 #21
I took several days off after the "fun" last week... IngridsLittleAngel Mar 2022 #22
Yet another weekly reply... IngridsLittleAngel Mar 2022 #23
I just changed mine too - DU is doing nothing FreeState Apr 2022 #24
I don't blame you IngridsLittleAngel Apr 2022 #25
Bumping because... IngridsLittleAngel Apr 2022 #26
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