Knitting social network Ravelry has banned it’s over 8 million followers from posting pro-Trump content. The owners say they cannot “provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy”. Communities of sewists, knitters and other crafts have become increasingly politically active, using their creative skills to advocate for social and environmental issues.
Imagine if you ran a lemonade stall outside your home just like the HSBC advertisement. You may have been successfully selling lemonade to your neighbourhood and paying your VAT like a good little taxpayer. What if the rules changed and now you had to ask each and every customer where they lived?