"Its a disturbing trend we cannot ignore" begins what I can only describe as a hit piece on autistic men penned by none other than Temple Grandin’s mother, Eustacia Cutler.
AUTISM ALLY AND CHECKER-OF-SCIENCES EMILY WILLINGHAM RESPONDS TO EUSTACIA CUTLER’S PIECE (A TRIGGER WARNING FOR DISCUSSION OF ABLEISM AND PEDOPHILIA)!
The link just goes to Dr. Willingham’s blog, not to any specific post, and I’m not seeing the post in question on the front page?
The link in the title went right to the post for me, but if not, the article is here :
Guys, the big link at the top to forbes.com? That’s the link to the article in question. The other link is just background on Emily Willingham.
Like, it’s a link post - that’s the type of post it is. Try the actual post link.
Yeah, that’s what I thought was the case, which was why I was a bit confused.
Yep. Sorry for being snappish about it, btw.
Oh I don’t think you were. I just thought that maybe someone’s browser screwed up. I know that when I pulled up the correct link on my phone, I had to skip some ads to pull up the right thing.
Actually, in order to get onto the Forbes site, they just make you click through that ad regardless :( It’s pretty annoying, but unlike other sites I’ve been on it’s a fairly simple matter to skip the ad.
It’s not that Facebook permits criminal accusations because they’re sympathetic to potential rape victims and what the hey, we’re a massive company, who cares if we get sued. Every company out to make a profit doesn’t want to get sued. Facebook in fact, does permit criminal accusations to be made via Facebook before they are decided by a trial, sometimes with unusual results. Facebook doesn’t take a stance on criminal accusations because it’s not their fucking problem. The second they try to control it, they create a precedent for deciding that it is their fucking problem - and then they’re going to have to answer the question of why they didn’t comb through a seriously gigantic amount of data to find all the shit that a judge or a jury thinks they ought to have found. That’s not how Facebook’s going to roll. If you have a problem with something someone said on Facebook, Facebook will cheerfully direct you to your local law enforcement.
Take a look at that. That’s how a company with a legit team on counsel handles their business, as opposed to John Baku and whatever dinky mail-order law-school drop-out he picked up at the local bar five years ago or whatever the fuck he did instead of trying to run his business like something other than a clueless fuckhead. If you’re going to cover your ass, cover your ass fucking properly.
Right. So. FetLife is Canadian, so oh noes we cannot name the rapists. Yes, Canada does have much stronger privacy laws than the United States. I wonder if that’s why they’re running this shit out of Dallas. John Baku is based out of Vancouver, but his staff is scattered all over North America. Honestly, we don’t even know to what extent FetLife “is” a Canadian company. According to what I just linked to, they registered their domain in Arizona. I think that complicates the “oh no we’re Canadian” defense a wee bit.
But what really complicates the “oh noes they’re naming the rapists” argument is the whole “oh noes they’re talking about pedophilia and bestiality and whatnot but oh hey watch us not give a shit” argument. If FetLife really had legal reasons for covering their ass, they’d do a much better job. That means that, yeah, John Baku needs to step up and tell us why he supports a self-admitted abuser’s right to not have his old username besmirched over the right of a human being to talk about some devastating shit that happened to them. Shit that they might’ve not had to go through if people could use FetLife to warn each other about people on FetLife. Which is all we’re asking.
tl;dr Fuck you, FetLife. Fuck you raw.