Thank you, Gud!
Bureaucracy 4: Like Job. No, really, just like Job
A thread to discuss naming threads, board policy, new thread suggestions, and anything else that has to do with board administration and maintenance. Guaranteed to include lively debate and polls. Natter discouraged, but not deleted.
Current Stompy Feet: Jon B, P.M. Marcontell, Liese S., amych, msbelle, shrift, Dana, Laura
Stompy Emerita: ita, DXMachina
Are we going to open a Good-bye and Good Riddance? It looks like we discussed it and then got side-tracked by naming the new Natter.
Did we decide on -
2020: Do Not Taunt Happy Fun Year.
eta: I created it with that title. If it was something else it can be changed!
Two suggestions: close the 2019 thread, and announce the 2020 thread in Press.
I put a linky on the last post in 2019 and closed it. I can announce its existence in Press too.
Based on what happened in the Good Riddance thread, I'd like to propose a new thread for education and discussion on all the -isms (racism, ableism, sexism, homophobia, etc.). I don't like where that discussion was left and think it's not supportive of disabled community members to leave it like that. We don't necessarily need to keep hashing out that specific discussion, but it seems some education is needed. Ableism (and fat-shaming) are tougher for folks to identify because it's so baked into our language. I struggle with it often and want to do better.
I see the thread as a place to ask questions, share educational links, and have difficult discussions - it's a place to take conversations like the one noted above. I'd ask that we be open to new ideas and be ready to be uncomfortable. Discomfort is where growth happens. All love, y'all. This is a great community full of amazing people. We all, myself definitely included, make mistakes and have a lot to learn as our world starts to recognize all of the ways our language can be harmful.
I second the proposal.
Agreed, but probably not needed. I love the way Glamcookie is expressing this. We are doing this work at my job, too, and it is just so hard to sit in the uncomfortable space, and I think we need to have an uncomfortable but brave space here.