Elevatorgate is still haunting the atheist blogosphere, and this post at The Atheist Experience brought a new perspective to the issues. What fans of Elevator guy and trolls everywhere have in common is that everyone has a freedom of association right.
That's freedom of association.
The analogy for Elevatorgate is that a woman doesn't have to hang out with someone she doesn't like. But I think it extends to a wider community too. The blogosphere is a kind of community with neighborhoods and homes. This blog is my blogosphere home. Just because I have the drapes open on the picture window doesn't mean everyone who passes by is welcome to come into the living room and piss on my furniture.... or make armpit farts.
So I have the right to stand at my door and say "yes, you may come in" to the people who behave in socially unacceptable ways, and "no" to those who don't. And I have the right to decide what is socially acceptable in my internet "house."