Mary Anne Franks, associate professor of law at the University of Miami, Guardian article about creepshots. (via ladonnapietra)
This is a very good article about why Reddit’s anti-woman subreddits, leaked photos of Kate Middleton and other invasions of privacy matter. It’s not just gross, but rather indicative of a huge, visible burst of people honestly thinking that it is their right to invade and de-humanize women, women’s bodies and women’s lives. The posters on subreddits like (the late) creepshots honestly believe that free speech means they can do what they want and shouldn’t have to deal with any repercussion… I think this is an early battle in what will be a huge fight both on what internet anonymity means as well as being a pretty clear example of what ingrained, institutionalized sexism looks like in 2012.
Found on downlo
Do you know what a poor person like me can do with five bucks?
NOT FUCKING WASTE IT ‘PINNING’ A STUPID POST ON TUMBLR, THAT’S WHAT.
Have fun buying more unnecessary shit, rich people!
This is a repost:
I’m not sure if this has already been brought to everyone’s attention or not, but here is the deal:
Above is a video of a 68-year-old bus monitor named Karen Klein being verbally harassed by a group of middle schoolers on their way home from Athena Middle School in Greece, New York. Throughout the ten minute video, you can hear the kids verbally berate the woman, calling her a bitch, fatass, poor, ugly, and various other words of the like. At one point in the video, you can hear one of the kids yell, “You’re so fuckin poor you fat ass,” in which Karen responds, “I try to live by some of these words, I try and it’s really hard,” referring to the words on her purse. Now, I don’t know about you, but that broke my fucking heart. There’s even a point in the video where one of the kids touches Karen’s arm in an attempt to make fun of her. I’m not sure why these kids would want to bully a senior citizen to tears, but I feel we should do something, or at least try.
She doesn’t earn nearly enough ($15,506) to deal with some of the trash she is surrounded by. Lets give her something she will never forget, a vacation of a lifetime!
Link to the school’s website: http://www.greece.k12.ny.us/athena-middle.cfm
Bus number: #784
School’s fax number: (585) 966-4039
Principal of the school’s E-mail address: David.Richardson@greece.k12.ny.us
Staff E-mails & Other Links:
Links to the videos:
Karen’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kklein1944
What a fucking disgrace. I couldn’t even make it past the 25 second mark of that appalling video. Signal boost, because Karen Klein deserves a little internet - and real world - justice.
Well, at least mine are.
Until further notice (or until Tumblr defeats this spambot plague), I’m being pretty ruthless with new followers. If you don’t have a sufficient level of personalization to prove to me you’re not a spammer douchefuck, you’re not only getting blocked, I’m reporting you to the man, because I am a total bitch like that with spammer douchefucks like you.
Non-spambots should find no interruption to their service (by that, I mean my steady stream of profanity, hockey talk and boob & food pics will continue as scheduled).
PS: Go Canucks!