A letter to Automattic Inc. (parent of WordPress.com) on the “MWMF trans woman hit-list”

[Ed. note: delivered to Automattic Inc., 8 September 2011]


Personal attack blogs: Blogs with the primary purpose of attacking an individual or group of individuals are not welcome on WordPress.com. We have a particularly low tolerance for anonymous bloggers who make personal attacks without standing by their words with their real name.

If you find a blog that violates our rules please report it.

Hello Automattic, et al. —

It was brought to our attention that a blog account on your WordPress.com service by the name of “GenderTrender” [http://gende—-nder.wordpress.com] has issued what appears to be an exposure list, or “hit list” of select individuals for whom that blog’s administrator is impelling readers to act on a vow of physical contact. The list in question — [linked here] — would, as a plain reading, indicate a call-to-action which could result in the specific harm of the individuals itemized and profiled on that list. Continue reading

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