Another One Down
So, another feminist blog is down - this one is feministe.
You can read some comments about it on this thread at pandagon. Scroll down through the comments - Amanda at pandagon links to feministe in her discussion about the recent Jessie Davis murder, and some of the subsequent ignorant blogging (blaming the victim discussion) in the conservative realm of the blogosphere.
I don't know that this is the same type of attack as that at Shakesville, that Brian describes below, but when you try to open the link, you end up with an error message saying that it cannot select the database.
If it's not, it's an eerie coincidence that a second, fairly heavily read feminist blog would go down in the last week.
Unfortunately, I don't really think it's a coincidence.
I'm bothered by the fact that the only discourse that some people seem to want to engage in is bullying (see Bradley's comments on Anne Coulter below) or to only attempt to silence others through drowing out discussion.