Just like my previous journal, mellowness is a blog about the rants, ventings and musings of an anarcha-feminist trans* girl. I write about personal matters very often - more than anything else - and sometimes I write about social justice, social science, or philosophy. If what I've described doesn't sound like your cup of tea, I suggest you turn around because that's pretty much all I write about. If not, then welcome.
Here are some other things I want to talk about in this post.
Before deciding to comment on an entry here, please bear in mind that I'm okay with dissenters. The people I'm not okay with are bigoted assholes who aren't here in good faith. The bigotry I'm not okay with includes but is not limited to bigotry targeting the following traits: gender identity, sexual orientation, race, disability, body shape, and socioeconomic status.
Most of the time, if I find you not following these guidelines, I'll simply ask you to be a nicer commentator. If I find you not only not following these guidelines but also persistently and shamelessly mean-spirited and bigoted, I will revoke your commenting privileges until or unless you apologize and show that you're willing to be more considerate of others. And if you are an asshole from the start, with no signs of ever caring about being a decent person, I'll consider banning you.
That said, you are free to hurl insults at and criticize me or anything/anyone else if such criticisms and insults are not bigoted.
Bottom line: Don't be a bigoted asshole coming here in bad faith. Surely it's not that hard.
Some readers may stumble upon material they may find upsetting somehow. "Upsetting" could either mean "triggering" or "something you really, really don't feel like reading right now." To accommodate such readers, I will put up content notes, which briefly inform readers of material they may find upsetting. It will be nice if the commentators do so as well. You can write a content note in the following way:
[CN: *insert list of stuff*]
And then put it before the material in question. Or you can do it your own way - just try to make it aptly descriptive and easy to understand. Perhaps using content notes sounds silly to you, but I assure you that many people appreciate content notes. Especially, as I have noticed, people with psychological triggers (such as the vast majority of abuse and assault survivors).
Social Justice 101 Stuff
If you have some commonly-asked, easy question like "What's rape culture?", I'll be glad to send you resources that you can check out to help find your answers. But I will not talk about it extensively in the comments. I don't want to stifle discussion, but discussion concerning 101 stuff is very tiresome and it not only wastes my time, but also wastes yours. We can talk about it in the comments, but it's just a headache for me.
So that's it for this post. Those are pretty much the only guidelines here. See you later!