Liberal Tolerance: Knitting group bans Trump supporters

Ravelry is an online social network and “community” of knitters and crocheters. It describes itself as “[a] place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools, project and pattern information, and look to others for ideas and inspiration. The content here is all user- driven; we as a community make the site what it is. Ravelry is a great place for you to keep notes about your projects, see what other people are making, find the perfect pattern and connect with people who love to play with yarn from all over the world in our forums.”

Note that no where in its self-description does it say Ravelry is about politics.

Nevertheless, yesterday, Ravelry declared that, in the interest of encouraging inclusiveness, all supporters of President Donald Trump — anyone who speaks nicely about Trump or upload projects that support Trump — are banned from its website because support for Trump is akin to “white supremacy.”

Ravelry announced the ban on Twitter, oblivious to their “inclusive” hypocrisy:

Ravelry expanded on the policy in a post on the site’s official blog:

We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry.

This includes support in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content. Note that your project data will never be deleted. We will never delete your Ravelry project data for any reason and if a project needs to be removed from the site, we will make sure that you have access to your data. If you are permanently banned from Ravelry, you will still be able to access any patterns that you purchased. Also, we will make sure that you receive a copy of your data.

At the same time as declaring the ban on Trump supporters, Ravelry denies they’re showing preference for Democrats over Republicans: “We are definitely not banning conservative politics. Hate groups and intolerance are different from other types of political positions.” The site admits that Trump supporters are still technically allowed on its website because they can’t police the thoughts of those who don’t openly express their political opinions.

Despite all that, some Trump-supporting Ravelry community members say they had already received notice that their profiles have been suspended:

This is not the first time of the knitting group’s politicization.

Back in February, a prominent and respected member of Ravelry was publicly excommunicated after confiding that she had always wanted to travel to India and that she was planning a trip for late 2019. The woman’s knitting “community” accused her of racism, cultural appropriation, cultural insensitivity, and white privilege, and forced her to apologize.

H/t Daily Wire

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DCG
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Typical hypocritical libtards…Tolerance is only a one-way street.

Lana
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Lana

The thing with these liberal morons is that it is so obvious that they cannot think for themselves, but only parrot what their left wing media like CNN has to say. What indeed has Trump done that is racist? I bet not one could name a single thing… and if they could, it is some conjured lie by the media they swallowed. And…its’ racist or cultural appropriation to visit India? Good God, these people are living in the twilight zone. I am imagining the group is filled with some rotten old gray haired hippies leftover from the 1960’s that never… Read more »

TrailDust
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We are dealing with something unthinkable in the 1990s.

Goldbug
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Goldbug

Well, just knit and crochet your ugly, hateful, bony fingers off, while that frown settles on your face permanently, and see who cares!

Alma
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Alma

They can’t part ways that POTUS is going to be here four more years, he’s just get’n started. Make a quilt and hide under until is over……when is over!

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

They just ain’t into any thing constructive.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

They are just conditioning the eaters. They are supposed to “hate” on command, just like Orwell says. Whoever refuses to agree with EVERYTHING you say is “the enemy”.

Fiberaddict
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Fiberaddict

I have to add: pro-Trump patterns have been banned and deleted as racist and hateful while f*Trump patterns are celebrated. Bear in mind, their TOS bans things that are vulgar, among other things. I’ve been a member since 2008, and am currently in Rav jail for stating “Also – if I do not care what pronouns are used by others in reference to *me*, why should anyone else care what *my* answer to that question is? Seems to me that it’s bordering on hatefulness to impose your bias on ME in forcing me to answer in a specific way…..but that’s… Read more »

YouKnowWho
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YouKnowWho

The joke writes itself.
Knit-wits.

D3F1ANT
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D3F1ANT

Banning people in order to be inclusive. The Leftist way!

Sir Padre
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Sir Padre

But.., but.., where will I learn how to knit a pink pu$$y hat with MAGA on it?

Oh, the humanity! lol

Philly
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Philly

Leftists are so open minded. I want to knit a MAGA sweater, now I can’t.

Freda Lavey
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Freda Lavey

Unbelievable! Impossible to make this feces up. Don’t these idiots realize they are giving the rest of us lessons in how to treat the next Democratic president.

Jan
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Jan

As a lifetime knitter and crocheter, I am disgusted with Ravelry’s political bigotry. Is there nowhere we can go to escape this liberal childish nonsense? This to you, Ravelry: MAGA!!!

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

I would say this group sounds like a bunch of wack-jobs that have gone round the bend.

DCG
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Apparently this site has been very intolerant to opposing opinions for a long time: “But here’s the thing I know from being in contact with conservative knitters and crocheters over the past decade: Ravelry’s ideological bigotry is not just about Trump. They simply cannot countenance anyone in their community who disagrees with them on any political matter. During the 2008 presidential election season and into 2009, I heard from Republican hobbyists whose lively discussion boards were shutdown on Ravelry. Janna S. wrote to warn that “while this may not be making waves in the headlines, there is an upswing in… Read more »