I have sent a query to admin, but to help me get a better idea of what the MeFi community (overall) thinks, and the perspective they come from, I'm looking for feedback and discussion about why my FPP
was deleted. I'm looking for reasons why, not simple statements of objection. I'm not looking to respond or debate with anyone. Unless a technical question is asked of me, I probably won't respond. I would sincerely just like to read and take or leave what I find. Thank you.
posted by ottimo to Etiquette/Policy at 5:32 AM (269 comments total)
If helpful, here's a further explanation of my post:
I thought this was an important story. I thought I shouldn't focus on the "is or isn't it rape" aspect of the story. So, I did two things, I thought, in my post: 1) I pointed out the story. 2) I directed discussion towards the question of freedom of expression rather than an argument about rape.
We talk a lot about freedom of speech/expression.
But for the good of society overall, we sometimes draw lines before the most extreme cases.
Comedy is one of those cases in which we often allow more than at other times.
Witness Tosh.0, for example. On the other hand, we have had harsh reactions to cartoons which simply depict a religious figure (some of "us" have, that is).
The person, Eric, who told this story to begin with: should he be censored or should he be allowed to tell his story because it sheds light on and brings up for discussion a point worth making, or events worth knowing about? Even if he is objectionable, could good come from his expression?
These are the topics I was getting at. Part of what I'm asking to talk about here is: are these not ok topics or did I just not adequately communicate them in that post? (Note that that's just "part of" what I'm asking--other issues are welcome as well.)