Monday, June 30, 2008

Boing Boing Deletes Person, Clams Up

Via Blog of a Bookslut, I learn that Boing Boing has deleted all references to sex writer Violet Blue, and has refused to comment on the deletion.

It does seem to go against everything they stand for, so I hope an explanation will be forthcoming. I don't think this is a sign of massive sexism, or the End of Journalism, or any of the other unlikely things in that linked post, but blogs are tricky things. Just because you always can change old posts doesn't mean you ever should.

I would have thought Boing Boing would have a policy of transparency for themselves, since they demand and agitate for such policies elsewhere. They regularly decry Orwellian control-of-information tactics, stonewalling, and Stalinist declarations of non-personage when other people do it...

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