Ravelry Knitting Site Bans “Support of Donald Trump and His Administration”

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 6/23/2019 | Fuzzy Slippers
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A popular free knitting and crocheting website has banned all things pro-Trump, including any indication of support for the president’s administration. Because white supremacy.

The website, Ravelry, describes itself as “a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools, project and pattern information, and look to others for ideas and inspiration.”

Sunday - Ban

On Sunday, they announced the ban.

The website provides a detailed new policy regarding their ban of all things (pro-)Trump.

Support - Donald - Trump - Administration - Ravelry

We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry.

This includes support in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content. Note that your project data will never be deleted. We will never delete your Ravelry project data for any reason and if a project needs to be removed from the site, we will make sure that you have access to your data. If you are permanently banned from Ravelry, you will still be able to access any patterns that you purchased. Also, we will make sure that you receive a copy of your data.

Space - Support - Supremacy - Support - Trump

We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy. Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy.

Policy notes:

Fact - Administration

You can still participate if you do in fact support the administration, you just can’t talk about it here.

We are not endorsing the Democrats nor banning Republicans.

Politics - Hate - Groups - Intolerance

We are definitely not banning conservative politics. Hate groups and intolerance are different from other...
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