Because I do not have the time nor the energy nor the inclination to deal with people who start to act like trolls, I have turned comment moderation back on. This is my blog. This is the environment in which I choose to post. I encourage and like to foster open discussion among people.
But when people start accusing me of censorship, just because I objected to an article that objectified women... not happening anymore, folks.
Yes, comment moderation is a form of censorship. You may accuse me of censoring my blog comments as much as you damn well please.
But let me say it here, publicly, one more time.
I had nothing to do with the article about the sexy book covers being removed from Bookspot Central. I am happy it is gone, because I found it offensive. That said, if the article had remained up, I wouldn't have cared. I did not advocate for the article to be removed.
I did not complain to the owners of the blog, Jay or Damon. I did not comment on their blog. I did not comment in their forums. I did not ask for the article to be taken down. I made a blog post where I stated my opinion that I did not like the article because I thought it was sexist due to objectifying women. I continued to discuss this opinion in the comments of that blog post, explaining that I personally dislike covers that objectify MEN or WOMEN because I disagree with the policy that sex should be used to sell books.