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Old 05-15-2013, 02:22 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by cakeboy View Post
Uh, no. My beef is with the ignorant fucks I have messaged/read/com across on the board who display prejudice, stupidity, and are completely opposed to learning information about the topic.
Hmmm, as a suggestion then, you might want to avoid internet message boards. The vast majority are horribly/wonderfully (depending on POV) open, and don't discriminate based on ignorance or stupidity......so you will find people who insist that (choose one or more)
- Obama is muslim,
- modern hockey players are wimps because they wear helmets,
- all republicans are raging racists,
- ........,
- ........,
- weight loss surgery is always butchery for cosmetic reasons.

Now, it happens that the policy of these boards, as set by their owner, is anti-WLS, hence the name of the board where discussion of it is allowed. I think the majority of people who post on these boards are not so militant about it, but for sure that top-down policy will help enable a certain view point to be militant.

Dims is certainly not the be-all and end-all of size accepting sites, and there are plenty of people who have left because of one policy or another. On the other hand, there are lots of people who do choose to post here still, presumably because they've not found another place that suits them as well. Ultimately, the site is owned by one individual, and each poster has to decide if they can live by the rules, policies, and morals promulgated by that owner.
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