[This is part of a comment I wrote in response to Eric on my previous post on l’affaire Violentacrez. Reposting here because the concern over Chen “ruining lives” requires some curious erasures. UPDATED to include Michael Brutsch (Violentacrez) admitting that women have found their photographs under r/creepshots and asked for them to be taken down.] One[…]
[This originated as a series of Tweets that are basically cut and pasted with a bit of connective tissue.] Two things strike me about the Violentacrez business. The first is how the free speech defense—as applied to posting photos of underage girls and dead underage girls in an explicitly erotic context meant to humiliate and[…]
I’ve written about a delightful little book from 1915, called “Are Women People?”, over at The Hairpin.