Ravelry, a company that describes itself as a community of knitters and crocheters, announced Sunday that its website is erasing President Trump — banning any and all expressions of support for the duly elected president of the United States.
Not being a crafter myself, I had never heard of Ravelry—a site that boasts 8 million users. The announcement was brought to my attention by a reader who uses the site. “Not even crafting is safe,” she lamented in an email to PJM. . .
According to an announcement at Ravelry’s website, “We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry.” The company says the ban was inspired by a policy at role-playing site RPG.net. (Something similar happened at SQLite, the world’s largest database engine, after SJWs demanded a code of conduct. Founder Richard Hipp responded by posting “The Rule of St. Benedict,” sparking outrage.)
The ban includes “support in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content.” The company assures users that if they get booted from the site for supporting Trump, “we will make sure that you have access to your data.” How good of them.
The reason for the ban, according to Ravelry, is that “We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy. Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy.” (Read more from “Popular Knitting Site Bans All Trump Supporters: ‘Undeniably Support for White Supremacy'” HERE)