The four general principles for commenting on Sociology at Work are: discuss sociology; be polite; stay on topic; and be aware of your bias.
Our commenting policy follows the theory of intersectionality (the interconnections between sexism, racism and other forms of workplace discrimination). Although the resources and information on Sociology at Work are provided free for anyone to use, comments are moderated to maintain a safe space first and foremost for Black/ Indigenous and other racial minority women and femmes. This is because their sociological practice and knowledge are denied a platform by mainstream sociological theory, teaching and publishing. (Learn about our aims and principles on our About page.)
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1) Discuss Sociology
Sociology at Work draws on sociological literature on the outcomes, challenges and opportunities faced by applied sociologists, as well as two decades of professional sociological knowledge and practice of its founder, Dr Zuleyka Zevallos. Commenters are encouraged to share ideas and experiences, but please bear in mind that subjective “gut reaction” against sociological themes is not the best way to engage a conversation. If you want to argue against data presented (such as on the issues affecting inequality in the workplace), you must present credible, peer-reviewed evidence.
2) Be Polite
Sociology at Work has zero tolerance for abuse. Comments that perpetuate harassment, sexism, racism, transphobia, homophobia, discrimination of disabled people, or for any other groups will not be published. Please contribute to a civil discussion.
3) Stay on Topic
Off-topic comments that do not address the evidence presented, or that otherwise do not contribute to the conversation, will be deleted. This keeps discussions educational. Overly long responses, especially containing abuse, will not be published.
4) Be Aware of Your Bias
Writing about racism, sexism, and other social inequalities is not oppressive nor biased. If you want to argue that the data and research presented is incomplete or incorrect, then by all means do so, but please provide sociological evidence to this effect. People from dominant groups think their experience is the norm (including sociologists who ignore race inequality in our field), or that their pet passion project is more important than other discussions. Please reflect on your bias before making comments that perpetuate the status quo.
Have fun, and hopefully you’ll learn something new…. and remember the golden rule of sociology – things are not what they seem!