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This circle is for:

  • Links to feminist and gender critical articles, blogs, and similar text content that is about gender or the trans identity topic

  • Links to news articles or mainstream opinion pieces that are relevant to gender critical feminists

  • Text posts and polls that start discussions about gender/trans identity topics. Many things can be submitted as part of a text post starting a conversation, if the poster puts in the effort to make a good text post – this is a very expansive category.


We're still seeing a lot of linkposts that go against our rules. We hate removing these, especially when they have a lot of discussion, but leaving them up confuses people about what kind of content this circle is for and what is allowed. So please read the circle rules before posting, please report posts that break the rules, and please understand that if you get into the discussion on a post that is breaking the rules the whole thing will probably be deleted.

Do not: directly link to misogynists and idiots talking on the internet

This is not a circle for linking to stupid/misogynistic/pro-gender things people say on social media, including reddit and twitter. It isn't a place to link to conversations you're having with idiots elsewhere either. However, you can make a text post about stupid/misogynistic/genderist things people are saying somewhere if you write a good summary/description, your criticism of the content, and include an archive link to the conversation.

Do not: link to or post memes, screenshots, or most images

This is not an image circle, though other circles are. Almost no image posts belong here. An infographic might, but no screenshots or memes do. Check the sidebar for a list of other circles where this content may belong.

Do not: post videos as link posts

We do not allow direct linkposts to videos, and we do not want most videos here at all (none of the mods like watching videos to make sure they are in line with the rules). Other circles permit video posts, including /o/FeministVideos which is probably where you want to post. We will permit text posts about videos that include a link to the video if the text post summarizes/describes the video so everyone has an idea of what it's about without having to watch it. However, if you post a Ben Shapiro/Blaire White/Jordan Peterson video we will still remove it unless you really write a very good conversation starter that makes it relevant to feminists. We do not exist to boost sexist men.

**This circle is for:** * Links to feminist and gender critical articles, blogs, and similar text content that is about gender or the trans identity topic * Links to news articles or mainstream opinion pieces that are relevant to gender critical feminists * Text posts and polls that start discussions about gender/trans identity topics. *Many things can be submitted as part of a text post starting a conversation, if the poster puts in the effort to make a good text post – this is a very expansive category.* ----- We're still seeing a lot of linkposts that go against our rules. We hate removing these, especially when they have a lot of discussion, but leaving them up confuses people about what kind of content this circle is for and what is allowed. So please read the circle rules before posting, please report posts that break the rules, and please understand that if you get into the discussion on a post that is breaking the rules the whole thing will probably be deleted. ###Do not: directly link to misogynists and idiots talking on the internet This is not a circle for linking to stupid/misogynistic/pro-gender things people say on social media, including reddit and twitter. It isn't a place to link to conversations you're having with idiots elsewhere either. [However, you can make a *text post* about stupid/misogynistic/genderist things people are saying somewhere if you write a good summary/description, your criticism of the content, and include an **archive link** to the conversation.](https://ovarit.com/o/GenderCritical/17460/please-post-feminist-articles-relevant-news-and-discussion-posts-in-line-with-ou) ###Do not: link to or post memes, screenshots, or most images This is not an image circle, though other circles are. Almost no image posts belong here. An infographic might, but no screenshots or memes do. Check the sidebar for a list of other circles where this content may belong. ###Do not: post videos as link posts We do not allow direct linkposts to videos, and we do not want most videos here at all (none of the mods like watching videos to make sure they are in line with the rules). Other circles permit video posts, including /o/FeministVideos which is probably where you want to post. [We will permit text posts about videos that include a link to the video if the text post summarizes/describes the video so everyone has an idea of what it's about without having to watch it. However, if you post a Ben Shapiro/Blaire White/Jordan Peterson video we will still remove it unless you really write a very good conversation starter that makes it relevant to feminists. We do not exist to boost sexist men.](https://ovarit.com/o/GenderCritical/36778/reminder-about-posting-videos-to-o-gendercritical)

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Is there anywhere on Ovarit to just link stuff, or does the whole website demand the archive link?

Depends what kind of content you're talking about.

The "You must use an archive link if you want to link to a current discussion on Reddit or [other social media]." rule is difficult.

(1) You have to pull up a separate window in your browser,

(2) and you have to get a link to the discussion you're talking about (some of us aren't using desktop, here, it's a lot of clicks and "hold down for copying" here)

(3) Then you have to find one of the godforsaken archive websites, and pray it finally, FINALLY uploads

(4) So that you can then share with your people on Ovarit why this thing is irritating, hilarious, ridiculous, etc. You haven't even gotten to the part where you make your own point here. You've lost all your steam by the time you fight with three apps or websites copying and pasting links and leaving windows open while the archiving takes place--if it ever does.

It's an unnecessary rule. Because the people who use this website are smart enough to not click on content that they don't want to support. Don't like Reddit? Don't click on it, or click on the links to the comments to look at what the other people are saying. It's okay, not every thread has to be for everyone.

This rule only chills speech, at best. I know there's been at least 2-3 times I've thought, "oh the ladies at Ovarit will get a kick out of this" and have gotten halfway through the steps and been interrupted by something-not-this and been unable to post. Using the archives, particularly on mobile, takes effort.

I really think you guys should reconsider this. I know why you have it, you've explained it in your previous posts, which I have read. But it's not necessary. People are smart enough to self-select out. They can even "right click the link that goes to reddit, copy the link themselves, upload it to an archiverand then read from that, so as to avoid their personal use of reddit" if they were so inclined to avoid Reddit, thus putting it on the Reddit-avoider and not on the would-be poster. The Reddit-avoider could do all of those things without ever going to Reddit.

Your points don't actually address the reasons for the rules. It's not about helping individuals not support Reddit if they don't want to. I don't know what else to say.

I know it's a PITA on mobile, and I wish I had a better idea of how to deal with that.

I agree. I don’t have a desktop or laptop, only an iPhone and iPad, and loading anything to archive sites is a nightmare. I also find they rarely save pictures, which wipes out the point of a lot of links. I only use them for reading all the blasted sites that demand registration or turning off your ad block or paying.