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ISM Conduct Policy

Updated: March 1, 2024


Members of ISM, the Leadership Council, and all associated individuals agree on the following:

  • Treat each other respectfully and in ways you would like to be treated.

  • Online is an extension of in-person and deserves the same respect.

Hate Speech Policy:

All members agree to the following terms and conditions of how to conduct themselves.

  • ISM does not allow its members to engage in hate speech or discrimination. This includes, among many others, social media postings, at events, verbal or physical harassment or abuse. Hate speech is defined as any content, speech or actions perpetrating or promoting violence or hate against the following individuals or groups:

    • Age

    • Caste

    • Disability

    • Ethnicity

    • Gender Identity and Expression

    • Nationality

    • Race

    • Immigration Status

    • Religion

    • Sex/Gender

    • Sexual Orientation

    • Victims of a major violent event and their kin

    • Veteran Status


ISM reserves the right to remove any form hate speech for violation. A first strike is a warning, and any repeated offense after will result in being removed from ISM, without refund.
Since certain types of mythology ( i.e., Norse Myth) has had an association with certain hate groups, for example, white supremacy groups, we will tolerate NO use of myth as a way to harm people, oppress them, or promote violence against another individual or group.

  • Be tolerant and open to various worldviews and ideas. We do not always have to agree, but we should not dismiss, belittle, or disrespect. We can respectfully disagree.

  • Communicate with empathy and authenticity.

  • Do not make harmful comments, direct hate speech at other members, or make personal attacks at members.

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