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Wednesday, July 12, 2006
It Is What It Is, But It's Not What It Says
I read the description of what this emerging women's site was to be all about ... and it is not. For me ... it is not safe. I just realized that my post was pulled without my knowledge, with no explanation, and without any inquiry of my history behind the post. I have been censored. This is a very sad day for me.
posted by From the Margins at 5:08 PM ¤ Permalink ¤


  • At 7/12/2006 05:36:00 PM, Blogger Julie

    As I posted in the other post...

    Truth be told, I pulled the post at the request of Emergent. It bugged me on many different levels. But the legal issues involved outweighed the freedom of speech in this instance. Although it was unclear that this was an internal/private thing and it was all a misunderstanding, pulling the post was the easiest way to solve the problem.

    I don't understand all the issues involved or why exactly it was such a big deal, but it was for them and I respect that. It has nothing to do with not allowing women a voice (although I was the first to admit it appears that way).

    I think we should continue the conversation about minority - just leave out the initial post. I think we all could say a lot on that topic and it could lead us in some good constructive directions about how to change the culture.

  • At 7/12/2006 08:34:00 PM, Blogger From the Margins

    I appreciate the explanation, Julie.

  • At 7/12/2006 11:05:00 PM, Blogger sylvia skinner

    Thanks, Julie, for your gracious response. Sheri, don't give up. One of the unfortunate things about our virtual conversation is that we can't see the faces or hear the voices of one another while we are conversing. Let us work together to make you feel safe once again. I suppose, since we are women, if we were all together in a room we'd probably just cry it out and give each other one big hug...isn't that the great thing about us after all? (and, trust me, I'm really not the touchy-feely type, but I do appreciate the women in my life who are there to encourage me when I need it).

    The greatest thing about this whole movement seems to be the underlying belief that we all share--we want to live in the way of Jesus. I hope we can all find a way to love one another through some of these tougher conversations to a place where together our incredible, God-given, and wonderfully created voices can be heard.

    Hang in there a little longer...o.k.?

  • At 7/13/2006 06:31:00 PM, Blogger From the Margins

    Thanks, Sylvia ... I agree with your wonderful words of comfort and assurance of grace above all. And yes, I will hang in there.

    Again, Thanks Julie for the explanation.


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