|LJ content strike.
||[Mar. 18th, 2008|12:09 am]
Hi, everyone on slashphilosophy! This isn't fic or art, but I feel that it is very pertinent to the comm and needs to be said (if it hasn't been already).
SUP has, in the past week, removed the following interests: "faeries," "bisexuality," "yaoi," "bondage," "fanfiction" and "slash," among others. Some of these terms have since been restored, following outcry, but not all.
josiana: I confirmed the interest faeries leads to GLBT links, along with a sprinkling of Spenser study groups, pagans, and collectors of winged dolls. Since Wicca was not censored from the most popular interests, it's clear who SUP is going after. Plus they eliminated yaoi and bisexuality, so it's not as if this is an attack of paranoia brought on by my fourth cup of coffee. Sure, bisexuality was down there at the bottom, but, after censoring twenty-two interests above it, you know they had room. (from stewardess.insanejournal.com)
Also, it's now proved that these changes were made post-SUP takeover, id est after 2/28/2008, based on this MSN cache view of the Interests page.
So the Big Bads of the Internet are fanfic and homosexuals."
I think we need to take action.
LJ CONTENT STRIKE.
No posts, no comments, no content.
SPREAD THE WORD.
ETA: Yes, I'm aware the interests have since been restored. Thanks to those who told me. I wrote this post to draw attention to, and express concern and indignation about, the original removal of the terms.