Not into drag queens…

…but I am interested in this…

Facebook’s stance is that the “real names” policy is designed to “keep the community safe.” But “Lil Miss Hot Mess,” who recently had to reluctantly identify herself as Harris David on her Facebook page, said that policy was backfiring. “Their policy is to provide a safe environment, but we feel that by requiring people to use their legal names it makes people more unsafe by opening them up to attacks,” she said.

Safety is in the eyes of the beholder, quite literally. It’s not up to Facebook to decide how or what is safe. Safety is the domain of the individual. That’s the reason there are weapons, locked doors, surveillance cameras, skepticism, etc. Never consider or imagine for a moment that safety is anything but personal responsibility. It’s not the responsibility of police. They are the clean-up crew who show up after the damage is already done. And it’s certainly not Facebook’s. Facebook is a business. That’s all.

All this is just another reason to get out of social media, or at the very least, stick with a pseudonym on it. It is curious that some drag queen goes around with a moniker like “Lil Miss Hot Mess” because using their legal name would be “opening them up to attacks”. If the policy is that real names keep the community safe then what are they afraid of?

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About elmoshangnaster

The name's a dodge simply because 1) on the internet I can be whomever I choose, and 2) I'm just paranoid enough to keep scoundrels and government out of my business and don't care to sort 'em out from the decent folk. My blog, my opinions. Don't like 'em? Sure, kindly tell me about your far-fetched, idiotic beliefs...kindly. In the end we'll neither of us change the others mind, but I will take the time to read your arguments if they're thought out in a rational fashion and not full of hyperbole. I'm a Christian human being. It's not a flavor or color preference, it's who and what I am. Don't like it? The above considerations apply. I'm not about to waste anyone's time or mine shoving Christianity down their gullet if they demonstrate even the least resistance. When someone's ready to hear I'm only too glad to share. The Gravatar? It's Jenny Lake in the Tetons near Jackson, WY. If God had a house that's where it would be.

Posted on 09/19/2014, in Society. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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