Profit in Sexual Abuse on YouTube: It’s Google, Too.
So. This is going to be long. Strap in.
I’ve been a skosh slapdash about doing the appropriate reading, so I just caught up on all this Sam Pepper stuff. If you haven’t, watch the video I posted above by lacigreen. It is the basic rundown of what has gone on way too long.
Very short summary? There is a collection of male YouTubers making careers out of being assholes, which is no surprise: what was a surprise to me was to learn that some of them are uploading well-documented illegal behavior* (pinching women’s butts, wagging their penises at unsuspecting women, tying women up, handcuffing themselves to women, kissing women without consent, and even in one broadcast what appears to be an actual physical assault - see the video above video for footage of ALL of these things). For their channels which include this well-documented illegal behavior, they
have been roundly rejected from the media platform and creator community before they could gain a foothold and then were served arrest warrants in their homeshave made money and gained fans.
In the wake of the clamor caused by this well-documented illegal behavior, women have begun to come forward with stories of sexual assault, and in some cases rape, perpetrated by the makers of these videos. We, of course, now sit through silence from the alleged** offenders while their PR agents and legal teams - bought and paid for with the money they made by uploading videos including well-documented illegal behavior - circle the wagons and try to save their careers from ending and their lives from incarceration.
Now, I am not going to go into the heinous nature of their actions, though well-documented illegal behavior is the nicest terminology I could work up for it… and that’s because Laci Green is leading a movement inside and outside the YouTube community on that topic, and she does it best.
There’s another element of it all that has been eating at me. I’ve said five times now how YouTube is hosting this illegal activity and allowing these execrable people and their copycats to prosper and potentially become famous off of it. YouTube itself is prospering from it. And now these little twerps, these putrescent skin-sacks impersonating actual humans, are walking TV studios, with teams and assistants and editors and agents and managers. With power and influence to scare victims into silence. Who reach millions upon millions of people inside of a keystroke and can drum up a tidal wave of support for almost anything they do, including and most importantly…yes…well-documented illegal behavior.
So here is my question.
Where is Google/YouTube in all of this?
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All so accurate.
Also, thanks for the shout, girl <3
They’ve got civilians trapped.
I love that while the avengers fought the aliens you also see them helping to evacuate people so they are safe. It’s not just fighting, it’s rescue as well.
YES THANK YOU! This was my huge and horrible problem with Man of Steel. No help. Buildings falling left and right. I just kept saying “There’s another 10,000 dead people…oooh, and another 10,000 right there!” And no one cared. It left me feeling a bit sick, actually.
In the same movie Captain American *repeatedly* goes out of his way to rescue civilians, order the local police to make sure that the civilians are safe, tells people to get underground in a deleted scene, and leaves the main battle to rescue an entire bank full of terrified people from the Chitauri. He damn near gets blown to pieces doing the last, after losing his cowl so that the entire world can see his face and realize that the guy in the Captain America outfit is the lost hero from 1945 who sacrificed himself to save the entire Eastern Seaboard.
Want more? Don’t forget that Thor offers himself to save an entire town of people he doesn’t even know, and that a couple of years later Jane runs through a library screaming at people to get away from Malekith and his ships as they ravage Greenwich. And what the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Nova Corps banding together to save an entire planet? Tony Stark sending his precious armor to save Pepper, then ordering her to remove Maya from the battle zone before thinking of himself? Bruce Banner going underground to heal people in the most literal sense? Sharon Carter taking the extra second to kick the launch technician’s chair out from under him just in time to prevent Crossbones from blowing him to hell? All those poor doomed SHIELD agents trying to take on STRIKE teams with hand guns to prevent those helicarriers from getting intot he air?
Best of all, after spending two years working beside Cap and going on the lam with him, Black Widow, the most morally ambiguous character of them all, shouts “Get out of the way! RUN!” as she flees for her life from the Winter Soldier. This is a woman who a worldwide reputation for black ops, and even she puts non-combatants above her own life.
It’s one of the things I love best about Marvel: their characters are more than muscle and speed and grandstanding against impossible odds. They have heart and soul and spirit, and every single one of them, without exception, is willing to take the extra second or two to protect the innocent and the defenseless even if it means their own lives. There’s a moral core there that the Superman of Man of Steel lacks, and it’s a reason why these movies are so popular:
We know in our bones that if we lived in their universe, they’d do what true heroes do, and they’d save us.
Superman, at least in Man of Steel, doesn’t.
That makes all the difference.
Also why Christopher Reeve is and will always be my Superman.
peekaboo is essentially just making fun of babies for not understanding object permanence
It’s a strange argument for a fantasy series, but there is a medieval sensibility to “Game of Thrones,” and we’re meant to believe that History was filled with rape and ambient female nudity because women had no power and that that’s just how it was. The nudity serves the show as much as the bloodshed.
[…] The realist position falters if one accepts that hemorrhoids, measles, miscarriages, pinkeye, and hot consensual sex involving fully visible male members were all probably more common than orgies, brothels and rapes, and yet they play a considerably smaller role.
An Infinite List of Favorite Collections - Kristian Aadnevik A/W 2014 RTW [1/2]
I just want money so I can buy all the nice things. IS THAT SO MUCH TO ASK?!
i just realized that “never” is a contraction of “not ever”
and “blush” is a contraction of “blood rush”
also “studying” is a contraction of “student dying”
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