Making a joke about identifying as an attack helicopter isn't vehemently opposing anyone's existence, that has to be one of the worst justifications for censorship that I've ever seen. It's mocking the idea that people can identify as anything they want resulting in a countless number of genders and if that opinion is unapproved on this forum then be brave enough to come out and say so. Don't dance around it, just tell us what kind of speech you intend to censor directly. For example, if we don't automatically believe rape accusations on social media without evidence, will we be silenced or will discussion be allowed?Kyle Gaddo said:Gender is a spectrum, but thank you for your input.Mothro said:...or any of the other countless genders that are everything except attack helicopters? That is what the meme is about, the absurdity of countless genders so people can identify as whatever they want (except obviously attack helicopters). You know what Resetera does? They say 'this is the acceptable opinion and all other opinions are hate speech and will be silenced one way or another'. Is that what the Escapist is these days?
You can consider it like this: male, female, neither, or a combination of both in whatever measurements the person chooses. Doesn't have to be hard, doesn't have to be contentious. The nice thing about it all is that you can just leave them alone. Nothing about their existence affects you in any way.
As far as what's acceptable and what isn't, there's a difference between genuinely misunderstanding someone's existence because you haven't been exposed to it and vehemently opposing their existence because you think it's invalid. The former is fine. Questions are good. Learning is good. The latter isn't something that falls within our community guidelines and will not be tolerated.
Do you want a place for discussion or an echo chamber?