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Hi all!

We've noticed a lot of videos being uploaded to the circle recently and wanted to clarify a few things.

We do allow occasional videos from gender critical women, but most video posts are more suited to o/FeministVideos, which is intended not only for gender critical or radical feminist content but more general woman-centered content as well.

Please do not link to the videos of irrelevant conservative males like Ben Shapiro or Blaire White. These posts will be removed.

We ask that if you do post gender critical videos here, you post all videos as part of a text post that provides additional context or commentary about the video content. Include the link to the video in the text post instead of submitting it as a direct link post.

Hi all! We've noticed a lot of videos being uploaded to the circle recently and wanted to clarify a few things. We do allow occasional videos from gender critical women, but **most video posts are more suited to o/FeministVideos**, which is intended not only for gender critical or radical feminist content but more general woman-centered content as well. Please do not link to the videos of irrelevant conservative males like Ben Shapiro or Blaire White. These posts will be removed. **We ask that if you do post gender critical videos here, you post all videos as part of a text post that provides additional context or commentary about the video content. Include the link to the video in the text post instead of submitting it as a direct link post.**

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[–] no- 16 points

I wish there was a circle for videos in addition to o/feministvideos.

[–] crodish 11 points Edited

Sorry! I recently posted about mrmenno but I didn't want to put it in feminist videos since, well. Men, =/= feminist, etc. I thought gc would be more appropriate for it. I normally make a comment detailing the video a bit more, but I'll make sure to use text posts instead from now on!

Additional context is super helpful when making video posts because we don't always have the time to watch the video and gauge its content. Thank you for your efforts in the past leaving comments with more info!

See? This is why we shouldn’t be policing what people can and can not post. This poor poster is genuflecting like a TRA after correctly sexing someone.

Honestly, I expect better from our side. The whole reason TRA rhetoric has had it’s meteoric rise is because people are afraid to say anything and here we are policing people’s posts and making people apologise for thought crimes.

I think "policing what people can and can not post" is called having community standards... this keeps an area of the internet focused in the direction it was created to focus on. I have posted videos to /o/GenderCritical before without including text (although usually I do try to post an initial comment with some explanation)... but I'll admit that GenderCritical seems like it's mostly intended for discussion so I will try to remember this policy in the future if that's the way mods do things in this circle. As far as posting videos of men like Ben Shapiro and Matt Walsh, I can heartily agree they should be excluded - GenderCritical is supposed to be about critiquing gender and these men are not gender critical at all, they're just trans critical.

I say again. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day and it’s a slippery slope between “you can’t post to THESE particular men” to “you can only post who we say you can post”

Remember Shakesville? It started as a great feminist website but then the mods got too big for their britches and it turned into an absolute shit show.

If we don’t want TRAs to accuse us of being a cult and engaging in group think then we can’t do cult like things like policing people’s posts and telling people who they can and can’t post to (even if they use archive links).

I mean, the mods have final say but I’m just saying, we shouldn’t be policing each other’s thoughts.

This is why we shouldn’t be policing what people can and can not post.

I don’t know how anyone would read the Ovarit mission statement and think we weren’t going to have posting standards.

There are standards like “don’t use demeaning language” and “standards” like “only post from sites/speakers that we approve”.

The first makes perfect sense and contributes to civilized discourse. The second is “tow the party line or else”

I think it would make more sense to have rules like this if we actually had the freedom and ability to add circles with different rules. But that is clearly not going to happen, so it’s really restrictive when a mod locks down a circle when it’s the only one of its kind we have and probably will ever have.

The more that participants here can show that they're willing to do things like:

  • follow site rules, guidelines, and circle rules
  • engage respectfully with others (which doesn't mean you can't argue)
  • overall, not behave as if community standards don't exist and/or don't apply to them

the likelier it is that admins would feel comfortable creating new circles, knowing that they would be moderated responsibly.

Are archive links to Ben Shapiro and such allowed? I mean, even a stopped clock is right twice a day so if they’re making sense….

No, we don't want to give exposure to conservative men or make it seem like they're some kind of vanguard on fighting this issue. Anything they can say, a woman and a feminist has already said and said better.

I am so glad to hear this. Anything sensible a conservative man has said has already been espoused by a radical feminist with much more eloquence.

Dangerously close to thought policing there but I’ll comply.

[–] Chickpea 16 points Edited

Nobody is thought policing.

-You find out the sky is blue and want to share that information.

-Two people have made a video, both videos contain the same information about the sky being blue.

-You have the choice between choosing the video made by a woman in alignment with your values or a man who opposes your values.

Thought policing would be telling you you’re not allowed to say the sky is blue, you’re only allowed to say the sky is green.

This is not that. No matter which video you choose, the thoughts and information you’re sharing are exactly the same.

Asking to center women over anti-feminist men on a feminist website is a perfectly reasonable request and not remotely “thought policing”, “engaging in group think” or cult-like.

Yeah I agree. It’s one of the reasons I’m cautiously active here. I like the GC shit and use it as a way to stay informed on those issues. If Ovarit starts actively censoring certain things, then it starts to feel too much like other sites.

I want to be able to see shit and come to my own conclusion. I appreciated that someone posted that video, and read the comments that that guy sucks. He was still right about this though and it was encouraging to see the comments on the video. I basically just want to know that the world isn’t completely insane. Ovarit is where I come for that reassurance.

[–] LH 1 points

Sorry, I am guilty of this! I will follow above guidelines the next time.

Thank you for this. I am still relatively new to posting, I appreciate the reminder, and I apologize.