We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry. We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy. More details: https://t.co/hEyu9LjqXa— Ravelry (@ravelry) June 23, 2019
The popular social networking site for fiber artists (crochet, knitting, weaving, spinning, etc.) recently announced that they will no longer provide a space for support of Trump and his administration.
In their longer statement found on their site, they specify that this includes "support in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content."
They also specify the following:
-You can still participate if you do in fact support the administration, you just can’t talk about it there.
-Not endorsing the Democrats nor banning Republicans.
-Definitely not banning conservative politics. Hate groups and intolerance are different from other types of political positions.
-Not banning people for past support.
-Do not try to weaponize this policy by entrapping people who do support the Trump administration into voicing their support.
-Antagonizing conservative members for their unstated positions is not acceptable.
SFF author John Scalzi
So here's a thing.https://t.co/ChTkZ0VRhU— John Scalzi (@scalzi) June 23, 2019
Actor Orlando Jones
.@ravelry my great grandmother knitted all my quilts for college. She was a principled and inspiring woman in my life. Born in 1903, Daisy Cowan was THE bedrock of our family tree. She would be proud on this day. Thank you for your courage and honesty. Deep bows. pic.twitter.com/NKy283DcJL— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) June 24, 2019
Actress Nicola Coughlan of Derry Girls and Harlots
Absolutely very into the knitting website Ravelry banning Nazis and the histrionic conversations that have resulted— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) June 24, 2019
WOMEN WEARING VAGINAS ON THEIR HEAD pic.twitter.com/PcXLcGSKi7
Actress Valerie Bertinelli
Following— Valerie Bertinelli (@Wolfiesmom) June 24, 2019
Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick
any day now, other social media sites!