So, in case you’re out of the loop of internet DRAMA, quite a bit of it has sprung up over a reddit board called “creepshots.” It consists of pictures of women in public taken without their consent. A tumblr was recently made de voting to identifying the men who contribute to this blog called Predditors, providing information about the men who post to this board. Those who were identified immediately began crying about their privacy being invaded (not so fun when it’s you, is it?)
Thing is, Predditors got taken down, but now it’s back up with password protection. Luckily, the identifying material has been preserved and uploaded to google docs, so it can still be shared. Click the link above.
Again, everything that is on Predditors is PUBLIC INFORMATION that was READILY AVAILABLE on sites like OkayCupid and Facebook.
Jezebel (which can be problematic but occasionally is brilliant) has a wonderful article about the situation, and Gawker has an article about the monster behind creepshots and how Reddit actively protected him, links to both of which have been banned on Reddit.
Here’s the deal:
If innocent women can’t expect to have privacy, respect, and basic human dignity every time we leave our house, then the men who victimize them can’t expect to have anonymity on the internet.
Do not fuck with women, we will fight back.