Do you believe in censorship in writing?
What if your blog was censored?
You sit down, vent about your day, and the next thing you know not only has Blogger pulled your post, but they have your blog deleted and your URL up for anyone to grab.
Sounds hard to believe right?
But, sad to say, that is what happened to a fellow blogger today.
Momma Fargo. The Royal Family's Top Cop had her blog censored by Blogger.
What was so horrible that this upstanding Police Officer had written on her blog?
I honestly don't know. No one is sure, not even her.
She wrote one of her normal "Here is how my day went posts." She talked about a gathering of Native Americans that happens about once a year in the town she protects and serves, and she told a story about how last year during this party, when she put her life on the line to make her way through a deadly crowd, pepper spray in one hand and a night stick in the other, hoping she wouldn't have to use either, or even drop one to use her weapon. She was trying to get to a Native American Victim who had a knife fully embedded in his back. She talked about the man she arrested that night and the conversation they had, and how she understood his position, how he felt, and could empathize with him. (Typical of a Momma Fargo post) She put herself in the man's place, and wrote an amazing post.
Not only did Blogger make her remove the post, but when you clicked on her blog it said:
This blog has been removed and this address is available, do you want it?
That's right. Her blog was gone. Thankfully they gave her blog back to her later, Sans post.
But anyone could have come and claimed her blog link, and all of her posts, her heartfelt ones, her funny ones, and the ones that drew others to her for help would all have been erased. As if they never existed.
She made a post after that called"
DON'T DUCT TAPE THE MOMMA!!
In it she explained that her other post had been removed, and that it had been removed so that she could have her blog back. Now she has been made to remove her explanation as well.
This is a blogger who is politically correct, she did not-nor has she ever, used Racial slurs, been racially inconsiderate, or even acted biased towards a particular race.
So why is SHE censored?
More importantly... Why is she censored when men like this not only post their sexist maliciousness on their blog, they post it in the comments sections of all the female bloggers they can find? He has never once been censored, even though he spreads hate, and lies about one particular group.
How do you feel about this?
What if this was you?
What happened today was unfair. And we need to make our voices heard to blogger about it!