IN CASE YOU MISSED IT (RE: YOUTUBE IMPLODING)

lacigreen:

❒ The amazing Chescaleigh has made a video poignantly highlighting issues of racism in the YouTube community.  

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She talks about the trend where comedy is used to justify harmful things.   Delving deeper, she talks about how the usage (and acceptance) of black face and racial stereotypes contributes to anti-blackness and even murder, in the case of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, and countless others.  Make sure you give it a watch and share.

❒ A long time advocate against sexual abuse in the YouTube community, and especially the UK community, Lex has made an on-point video addressing the way that abusers should respond.  Definitely worth 3 minutes of your time.

Yet another case of sexual abuse has surfaced.  Jason Viohni aka “Veeoneeye”, has admitted to getting a minor drunk in order to take advantage of her.  

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What is particularly disturbing here is the number of people sticking up for him as well as the fact that he made the video “unlisted” so it cannot be found by unknowing viewers.  Please make this information known to your friends who may be at conferences, festivals, etc.

❒ I did a radio interview on BBC, along with Dottie, about YouTube sexual abuse.

❒ Another young woman has come forward about being raped by Sam.  

❒ This blog by one of Sam’s fans bravely provides a pretty detailed (and typical) account of his non-criminal (but still terrible and wrong) behavior.

lacigreen:

WHY ISN’T THIS THE LAW ALREADY ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND ALSO THE WORLD

spookydragoneridan:

klokateercatlady:

ilikechildren—fried:

the-fault-in-our-youtubers:

It’s On Us: 

To RECOGNIZE that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.

To IDENTIFY situations in which sexual assault may occur.

To INTERVENE in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.

To CREATE an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

It’s On Us

Not Alone

hold up

a celebrity filled, gender-neutral, anti-sexual assault PSA?

and this isn’t a BuzzFeed parody?

I think I feel my heart growig three sizes

US’ president and vice-president is in that video. Please do watch it and show support.

(via hawkeyethehotguy)

micdotcom:

11 ways to solve rape better than nail polish

The more we depend on women to prevent rape, the easier it is to blame them when it happens to them. Here’s a look at the well-documented ways we can actually stop rape. Maybe it’s time we invest a little more time and resources into implementing them before we send gallons of nail polish to colleges across the country.

Read the full list | Follow micdotcom

(via hawkeyethehotguy)

anunhappyman:

Voice is incredible!  Chris Messina and Dianna Agron are flawless!

the-goddamazon:

americanhomo:

3 out of ABCs top 5 highest rated shows were led by black actors and actresses with its two highest rated shows being led by black actresses. There’s literally no excuse as to why people of color aren’t given lead roles that don’t consist of being slaves or maids.

ABC is ruling television with a steady hand and making the rest of Hollywhite look like shit.

(via mymultifandommadness)