Feminist bloggers in particular, we might need your help on this.
Jerod Poore has now posted sexual pictures of Kassiane Sibley ( http://crazy-meds1.blogspot.com/2007/08/naughty-naughty.html ) without her consent, in fact with her express non-consent, because of whatever dispute they are having. He’d apparently been threatening to post these pictures for awhile.
Please note: There is no excuse in the universe for doing this. Even if what he said were true. Even if the sex were really wholly consensual (which Kassi says it wasn’t). Even if Kassiane were manipulative and horrible and nasty and self-centered person who stole things from him and left his life a mess, there would be no excuse for this. There is no excuse in the world for posting sexual pictures of her without her consent, and even less excuse to post them above her explicit objections.
I don’t want to hear how she “deserved what she got” or whatever and I will not post comments of that nature so don’t even bother. Just as, I don’t care what she’s supposedly done, even if I believed every rumor she would not deserve to die from lack of healthcare and I won’t print stuff that justifies that. (Nor will I print elaborate rehashes of gossip about her.) Right now she’s the one without healthcare, she’s the one with pictures of her naked butt all over the Internet without her consent and with demeaning sexual comments printed about her, and I utterly refuse to justify those two things as “she deserved it” or anything resembling it. Nobody deserves this. “She deserved it” and “She asked for it” are tired old objections that won’t get any airtime here, there’s plenty of other places to post crap like that. If you do post stuff like that, though, I’ll take screenshots and forward it to whoever is handling this legally, so be forewarned.
I know that there are bloggers who read my blog who are far more immersed in the feminist community than I am. (I am still learning about feminism, and agree with much of what I have seen so far, but have not directly been involved in that community at all.) I would urge those who are involved in that community to get the word out through that community. Ditto the autistic community. This is a mess and I don’t know how to solve it. It’s possible to report things to Blogger (and I urge everyone to do so) but this needs to go further than that, this has crossed so many lines it’s not even funny and someone with more experience in these sorts of matters needs to come to Kassi’s aid here. All I can do is post alerts and try to make sure the right people find each other, my skillsets in these areas are frustratingly limited.