As I'm sure many of you know, beloved friend and fellow writer SomeFormOfWriting is leaving this site because of all the censoring. I doubt there is one person reading this who has not had a piece taken down due to 'offensive content' and will not have a piece taken down in the future. I understand why these rules are here--this is a site for teenagers, and pieces endorsing drugs, suicide, and becoming a serial killer are no-nos. HOWEVER, these rules are endorsed to the point of being ridiculous. I once had a piece taken down for mentioning this: "And now I'm about to kill myself for it." Really? Was this necessary? True, the world and its problems are a dangerous place, but shielding us from those problems will only make things worse, both for ourselves and our world. I believe that pieces that discriminate, whether it be race, religion, or otherwise, and pieces that endorse suicide and drugs are wrong and should not be published. However, mentioning suicide, 'violence', and/or self-harm SHOULD NOT be forbidden, but rather recognized as wrong but also a part of life.
If you agree with me, leave a comment or like. I was annoyed by the censoring, and SomeFormOfWriting leaving is the final straw for me. I hope that the WtW admin sees this piece in the hopes of change for the better. Write on, my friends, despite anything that comes in your way.