EVERYDAY FEMINISM

Our Comments Policy

Everyday Feminism strives to maintain a respectful, engaging, and thoughtful community of feminists. If you wish to participate in the discussion, we ask that you adhere to the guidelines below and to the spirit of the community we seek to create.

Community Standards and Guidelines

Everyday Feminism’s Facebook page is for people who want to incorporate intersectional feminism into their lives.

We aim for our Facebook page to be an online space where people come to learn and discuss in order to become more compassionate, ethical, and responsible feminists and allies.

This Facebook page is not for people who have no or little desire to learn about intersectional feminism and want to debate whether it should exist. That’s what happens in the rest of the world, and that is oppressive. This page is to help people think more critically about privilege, oppression, the intersections of identity, healing, and how we all share space.

We hope that through our posts and the subsequent discussions that happen on this page, people will be inspired to engage more conscientiously and compassionately in the world, toward themselves and toward others.

As an intersectional feminist page, we are committed to examining and discussing the relationship between sexism and other forms of oppression. So if you care about sexism but not about racism, transphobia, fatphobia, homophobia, ableism, and other forms of oppression, then this is not the site for you.

We do, however, acknowledge that many people have not been exposed to concepts of intersectionality or privilege, and we want this to be a learning space for those folks as well. This means that we hold room for questions, mistakes, and unintentional offenses — with the assumption that the original poster made their comment with integrity, curiosity, and a desire to learn.

If we notice that a poster is repeatedly making harmful and oppressive comments, we will delete their comment and ban them from posting again. Sometimes we may leave up a problematic comment because our community has put a lot of time and effort into replying to them and we wish to respect that.

Note: If we delete a comment or ban someone, it will hide the comments of everyone who responded to that post or the banned person. This is a function of Facebook which we can’t change. Please do not get this confused with your comments being intentionally hidden or deleted by our moderators.

If you wish to participate in the discussion, we ask that you adhere to the guidelines below and to the learning spirit of the community that we seek to create.

Please follow these guidelines in order to create an engaging, respectful space:

  • Participate in conversations in response to our content and take responsibility for your comments.
  • Engage in good faith dialogue and you can agree to disagree.
  • Don’t dismiss or deflect an issue raised by a marginalized group that you don’t belong to because it makes you uncomfortable or contradicts what you’ve been told as someone who belongs to the privileged group.
  • Sit in the discomfort of having your privilege pointed out and think critically about the ways that different forms of oppression that you benefit from permeate our society.
  • Don’t reward disrespectful, problematic comments with attention. Instead report them by sending a message to the page and noting which post they are on.

Everyday Feminism does reserve the right to hide or delete any comments that:

  • Promote anti-feminism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, racism, classism, religious discrimination, ageism, fatphobia, ableism, or any other form of ignorance, discrimination, or hatred toward any group of people.
  • Intend to personally attack another user or member of Everyday Feminism.
  • Blame someone, particularly people sharing their personal stories, for their issues.
  • Contain lewd, violent, or profane commentary or images.
  • Derail the conversation to a tangential topic that doesn’t further the conversation regarding the post’s content.
  • Are spam and posts that are commercial in nature.
  • Are made by fake Facebook accounts. Profiles with no friends will be assumed to be fake accounts by trolls.

This is not an exhaustive list and other types of comments that threaten the community spirit will be deleted. Everyday Feminism reserves the right to to ban anyone who violate these policies and guidelines.

Moderation is often times not a clear cut process. Since we are a small team and committed to self-care (which Facebook can get in the way of!), we do not ask our staff to moderate 24/7. As a result, there will at times be a delay between when a problematic comment is posted and when our moderators can get to it. We thank you for your understanding.

How to Report a Violation

Please report any violations by completing the Contact Us form here.  Thank you!