trishna87 said: idk if you’ve noticed my spoiler tag post but I’ve been tagging non show spoilery posts with the corresponding book.. like for Asos it’s been tagged with ASoSBookSpoilers. maybe GoT book fans should tag ONLY with “Game of Thrones Books” or something?
It would be nice. I don’t think we can count on people to do that though, frankly. it’s come up a lot and I think people automatically tag stuff with ‘Game of Thrones’ so it’s almost futile to fight it. I usually tag stuff with the book name in the rare instance that I’m discussing a future book, but I’ve probably slipped up before. It’s easy to do.
So I’m thinking using a tag like “Unsullied Fandom” might work for avoiding the annoyance altogether. At the very least I could use it if no one else wants to, but obviously a busier tag is more fun. (Just plain “Unsullied” would be a problem with too many actual-Unsullied posts this season so it needs a modifier somehow.)
If anyone’s got a better suggestion for tag names, I’m all ears.
“Public space has traditionally been an entirely male sphere. It’s only recently that this has begun to change. But, like street harassment and the threat of violence that give it its suppressive power, namely rape and physical assault, this kind of online abuse is largely tolerated. Having an opinion, as Laurie Penny put it, is the “short skirt of the Internet.” And, like harassment, women are supposed to quietly adapt. “Grow a thick skin!” “Just ignore it!” “Don’t read comments!” We’re suppose to pretend that these digital incivilities are gender-neutral and unrelated to other behaviors meant to keep women silent. They are not. A 2006 study found that chat room participants with obviously female names were 25 times as likely to be the targets of sexually explicit, threatening and malicious messages.”
“…this isn’t about censoring people, it’s about changing norms for what is acceptable. This speech online, whether in random blog comments, on Twitter or on Facebook, is no different than the same speech taking place in homes, street corners, schools, cable television, locker rooms every day. Online harassment is just a technology-enabled take on long-held ideas that women are public property, to be commented on and criticized, publicly shamed and held up for abuse as an example. Confronting it in this space has to happen as we confront it in all the others.”
-quotes from “The Digital Safety Gap and the Online Harassment of Women” by Soraya Chemaly