Gonzo Times does not condone sexism, racism or any other form of hierarchical dominance of people groups. Many of us are anarchists. We promote No Rulers. This would mean no rule of one people group over another.
I would like to have some input here from our readers on how they feel the site should proceed in this matter.
I made a post back in October asking why it seemed our ranks are full of mostly white males. This post was re-posted on international woman’s day on our social media sites. As a response to the backlash here and on other sites I addressed here, asking why the subjects of gender and race were met with such hostility. This went into a debate which seems to have dominated the site lately. I do believe it is an important thing to address. My asking these questions seems to have scratched a surface which brought out much of what I was writing about in the first place. The attitudes towards women specifically have been revealed. This has been productive in one way because the issue was not being discussed and was something many were happy about keeping quiet on.
I have given the writers here liberty to post whatever they wish to write about. This has led to many articles I do not support being posted on the site over the last year or so. I do not wish to remove articles from the site. I do however feel that there is a great injustice we have become a part of. I wish for the site to be a safe place for people of all genders, race and people groups in general. I feel it has not been this. It has become a place where right wing prejudice has been given another voice. Such right wing stances for racial, gender or cultural supremacy has many other places it is given voice. They dominate mainstream media, talk radio and many other sites. Historically such views have dominated culture in general, which is part of the problem I initially addressed.
A dynamic of sexism and a problem of the gender issue has played itself out here on the site. We have seen the few women who have been brave enough to speak out have been met often with verbal attacks. Men who find it difficult to let go of their privileged and power wish to maintain their dominance.
Any action that would be taken to remove content or comments I would not take without one of two things. I would need either a mutually agreed upon outside source of dispute resolution or a general census from all writers and contributors at Gonzo Times. I view this site more as the Commons that Professor Elinor Ostrom speaks of.
I have encouraged some differing views to speak up. I will continue to do so. I will not condone sexism. I find myself at odds with my ethics.
I would like to see the site return to other topics. Some great articles have been over shadowed by this dispute, such as Jehu Eaves Capital, Absolute Over-Accumulation and the Fascist State (Part two).
Should Gonzo Times continue allowing any post regardless of message?