Ban me

Ravelry has become completely unraveled.

I am a white, conservative, Roman Catholic, heterosexual, female over the age of 60 who supports our country and President Trump.  According to the powers that be at Ravelry, that makes me a “white supremacist.”  I personally don’t care what color your skin is, your ethnicity, your religious or political views, age, sex or sexual orientation.  Maybe that makes me a bad person but I care more about being respectful and compassionate towards others than about how someone looks.

You may not agree with my politics and I may not agree with yours.  But this country has become divided and hateful because some have different opinions.  Everyone is offended by something so should we ban anything if it offends someone?

Ravelry took something nice for knitters, crocheters, and other fiber enthusiasts to share knowledge and patterns and turned it into their own political agenda platform replete with censorship.  If they want to be all inclusive and non-political, they should ban anyone who politicizes “in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content.”  Click here to read their policy.

I view Ravelry’s stance and ban of supporters of this President as un-American, offensive and divisive.

Shame on you Jessica, Casey, Mary-Heather, Sarah and Christina.

Goodbye, Ravelry.

7 thoughts on “Ban me

  1. We will not all be on the same page politically, where is the fun of that?

    I will still be there, but will miss you. Glad you will still be here with your pretty knitting.

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  2. I literally have followed your blog for this post alone! Well said! (Also, your knitting is really beautiful!) The only reason why I haven’t closed my Ravelry account is I have some patterns I need to download through it… I certainly don’t plan to use it at nearly the level I used to. And I will not buy anything on there ever again. Which is too bad, because that disadvantages independent pattern designers… I will buy from designers if the payment isn’t processed through Ravelry—otherwise, definitely not!

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    • Thank you for your comment. That post was one of the most difficult ones for me to write and publish.

      Confession here. I haven’t closed my account yet as I, too, have some patterns and subscriptions for patterns that are downloaded there as well. Ravelry is a great resource for all fiber enthusiasts and I really hope they see their stance on this issue as divisive and change it. Just keep politics out of there.

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