When I saw that Fountain of Youth vine you reblogged I laughed, but before I clicked like I looked again at the face of one of the guys, and gasped. It features the notorious rapist, misogynist, and liar Curtis Lepore. I don't know about your thoughts about him, but imo he deserves zero publicity.
oh man i totally didn’t know that. ugh, imma delete it now. cheers x
Hey y’all. I’m planning on making a video with updates on the YouTube sexual abuse situation. Below is stuff I’ve collected already - I’m posting here first just in case I’ve missed anything. If I have and you know of more info, if you could link me (by replying to this post or hitting up my ask box) that’d be appreciated. Thanks. :)
Luke Conard deleted his tumblr posts about the subject, and is deleting all comments on his videos about anything relating to the situation; has remained (sporadically) on Twitter and Instagram since a few days after the accusations were posted.
*I say ‘creators’ because I don’t think I’ll include Stephen Purcell in the video; I kind of want to focus on bringing attention to people with a lot of (vulnerable) fans
Lindsey is wonderful for keeping awareness of this up and it is pretty shit that it just faded away after a few weeks of people talking about it, after general “awareness” videos being bandied about without full-on calling people out and naming them
Like, considering this mostly involves YouTubers, and most of the discussion of it has been through Tumblr, there a huge segments of these people’s audiences who have no idea what they’ve done and how shitty they are
I’ll probably make a video on this too in the next few weeks
dudes:"men just have stronger sex drives than women, its just biology"
dudes:"we can't help objectifying women, its in our dna"
feminists:"rape happens a lot in our society and most are perpetrated by men, towards women, and i can't tell the difference between safe men and dangerous men just by looking so i tend to be wary of men sometimes"
dudes:"NOW WAIT JUST A FUCKIN SECOND HOW CAN YOU GENERALIZE ALL MEN THATS SO UNFAIR"
“My father had taught me to be nice first, because you can always be mean later, but once you’ve been mean to someone, they won’t believe the nice anymore. So be nice, be nice, until it’s time to stop being nice, then destroy them.”—
I read several dozen stories a year from miserable, lonely guys who insist that women won’t come near them despite the fact that they are just the nicest guys in the world.
..I’m asking what do you offer? Are you smart? Funny? Interesting? Talented? Ambitious? Creative? OK, now what do you do to demonstrate those attributes to the world? Don’t say that you’re a nice guy — that’s the bare minimum.
“Well, I’m not sexist or racist or greedy or shallow or abusive! Not like those other douchebags!”
I’m sorry, I know that this is hard to hear, but if all you can do is list a bunch of faults you don’t have, then back the fuck away..
..Don’t complain about how girls fall for jerks; they fall for those jerks because those jerks have other things they can offer. “But I’m a great listener!” Are you? Because you’re willing to sit quietly in exchange for the chance to be in the proximity of a pretty girl (and spend every second imagining how soft her skin must be)? Well guess what, there’s another guy in her life who also knows how to do that, and he can play the guitar. Saying that you’re a nice guy is like a restaurant whose only selling point is that the food doesn’t make you sick. You’re like a new movie whose title is This Movie Is in English, and its tagline is “The actors are clearly visible”.
one time I was working at Dolly Parton’s water park as a photographer in the lazy river, and taking pictures and what not and I look up and see this very familiar black man floating in a tube toward me. and it is Akon. So I’m like ‘hey Akon would you like a picture with your family today?’ He is all like ‘no thank you sweetie’ and I was all “well you have a good day, Akon” he said you too and floated on.