Reply To: The BDO Safe Spaces Policy

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david poole

    People differ in their opinions and in their circumstances. Some people may be very happy to be known to be connected to a Druid grove, others may face serious problems or persecution or misunderstanding. Perhaps it is better to keep matters private unless everyone agrees otherwise; this means that those who are vulnerable remain safe. The first policy statement makes perfect sense in those terms. The second statement does make sense because once you have become public and open you must be prepared to accept the consequences, even if those consequences are negative you cannot go backwards and become private again once everyone knows who you are. This is important because everyone connected to your grove will be affected, for good or for bad. Some of your grove members may not be able to handle negative exposure, so everyone must be protected.