I have been accused of chilling transgender expression because I expressed a negative opinion on a short film called Gnome, produced by Glamour Magazine. I criticized the film because the transwomen don't feel at all authentic, and one list member felt that I was putting down unpolished transwomen, or bad looking transwomen or inauthentic transwomen or something, and that was chilling to real transwomen who are unsure of their expression.
I think we get to talk about the media representations of people they say are like us.
But, on the other hand, I have to agree with the poster. My experience in the past is that when I offer my thoughts, it often has a chilling effect on discussion.
In the past, when I wrangled lists, I used to use that to effect. I'd offer a recap of the discussion so far, and my precis would usually chill those "You said/No I Didn't" kinds of flare up. Putting it all out there in context made the little biting off the edges fights pointless.
"Well, once you have covered a topic, there often isn't much left to say," offered one of my correspondents. And that, I find, is chilling to people who want to contribute, but don't want to have to go to a high level to do so.
People need space to work out their own beliefs, to cast their own fragmentary ideas on screen and then get feedback at that level. I know that. I needed that. And they don't need someone coming back with it all worked out.
I honor that. I left a list yesterday because I saw that the list owner is doing that for themselves.
But the fact that I am a chiller tends to leave me out in the cold.