why I roll my eyes at anyone who defends Reddit
Disturbing content at the link and in the quote… [child pornography, sexual abuse by a step-father]
Reddit has blocked Gawker from several of its threads in order to protect “a prominent member of Reddit’s community, Violentacrez,” who started the /r/picsofdeadchildren and /r/jailbait sections. Yesterday Violentacrez deleted his account because Gawker’s resident Reddit reporter Adrian Chen is intending to run an expose with his “real name and picture,” according to a post on Reddit announcing the ban. Chen had mentioned Violentacrez in his post “Reddit’s Child Porn Scandal,” where describes the user as a “50-something Texas software engineer who openly brags about having oral sex with his 19-year-old step-daughter.” Because of that “pursuit to harrass and, allegedly, blackmail reddit moderators with public release of photos and personal information,” some subsections have punished the entire Gawker network disallowing any of their links.
It’s interesting that women and girls get lectured about not sexting/posting sexy-sexual photos of themselves anywhere, divulging too much personal information on the Internet, etc., and that Redditors will use these misguided social narratives to justify punishing women for existing publicly and/or expressing themselves sexually… because while many dudes (and especially the average Redditor) laugh at women and girls who think they should be able to go outside without worrying about a grown man - or an authority figure - taking an upskirt photo of them, or attack women and girls who are upset about being doxxed (usually with naked pictures attached) for being stupid enough to let it happen in the first place, they sure care a lot about a man’s right to privacy. Even when that man admits to sexually abusing his step-daughter.
Anyway, good for Adrian Chen. I’m glad he’s doing this.