Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
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This is way off-topic, but hear me out:

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Have you managed to miss the brouhaha of the kickstarter for a PUA (evocative acronym for Pick Up Artist) who advocates sexual assault as a key component in seduction—the author has forgotten the internet remembers everything and tried to delete the reddit posts where he talks about no meaning "try again later" and pressing your erection against your date during your first kiss.

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Despite having a section in their terms of use that prohibits projects which are "unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, tortious, obscene, offensive, profane, or invasive of another's privacy" Kickstarter says this project is abhorrent but allowable.

I'm usually the last person to believe in online petitions, but I did go and sign this one http://www.dosomething.org/petition/kicks… that is collecting signatures to present to the Kickstarter president to stop this and future projects that endorse violence.

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If you want to read the sort of content this guy is putting in the book he's trying to fund, you can check cached content here: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache… (this is triggery for rape and assault) for the project here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tofut… that made its goals and then some.

NB: I'm posting to signal boost, not debate (me, not debate? who'd've thunk it?). If you do disagree, can we do so quietly and calmly if we have to at all?

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Thanks to Moxie Six's for mentioning it—if you have a Kickstarter login (or want one!) you can report his project as abuse here.

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