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Gen. Chat “PSA: Don't Tolerate Those Who Harass Survivors” by John Booty

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John Booty 5 years ago on 07/13/14
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If you tolerate those who harass, shame, and doubt shame rape survivors: you're a big part of the reason why sexual assault happens!

I thought I helped to put together a community that cared about each other, but I really failed there: a lot of you think this behavior is totally okay as long as it doesn't directly involve you.

I hope our next community -- hopefully launching this year -- can do better. I hope I can do better.

Remember that you are amazing and your voice matters a lot: your friends listen to you!

The flip side is that your silence matters too: it's as good as high-fiving them and rewarding their behavior.
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Bad Wolf 5 years ago on 07/13/14
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I agree with everything you are saying, I'm just curious if there was a recent incident that brought this on?
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fangy 5 years ago on 07/13/14
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John said:
The flip side is that your silence matters too: it's as good as high-fiving them and rewarding their behavior


This.

Not to overuse the famously overused famous quote, but "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke

Don't stay silent, or look the other way. Do the right thing, always.

Moderator John Booty Says:

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John Booty 5 years ago on 07/13/14
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Bad Wolf said:
I agree with everything you are saying, I'm just curious if there was a recent incident that brought this on?


It happened a year ago and I regret not being more active about it. I thought our community would have stepped up and it didn't, and it's something that bites me in the ass right up until the present day.

But, while this is clearly in response to the thing that happened a year ago, that is in the past and it's not changing.

What we can do is be a lot better the next time!
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Uppity Negress 5 years ago on 07/13/14
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John, you're the bestest.

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