Welcome to the tenth issue of Hump Day Reading, where I compile a small collection of links to letters, blog posts, articles, opinions, columns, videos, and pictures for your intellectual enjoyment.
Feedback is always welcome!
I was planning on adding a footnote to last week's blog about MSD's trust issues, but the stories unfolded themselves, namely the outing of the disgusting Reddit user Violentacrez by Gawker's Adrian Chen (who pleasantly popped up in We Are Legion, the Anonymous documentary).
- Amanda Marcotte plays the 'porn' card with a fitting anecdote, but she points out Chen's boldness in outing Violentacrez: "We’re hoping it all resolves without it getting out of hand, we fear making it worse."
- Laurie Penny ties the Creepshots saga to the harrowing story of Amanda Todd, a Canadian victim of cyberbullying. Only men seem to be privileged with a 'right to privacy' in these situations.
- I find it hard to believe that somebody would really be named Lili Loofbourow, but this is the apparent author of a fantastic piece of logic on the relationship between free speech and free distribution of images.
- To link in with a larger issue on women' rights, the NY Times has an Op-Ed on the overturn of Roe Vs. Wade - something which will hopefully stay in place forever. It entails an interesting argument between State and Federal governments.- And finally (because we're keeping it short today) Jill Filipovic on Tories and girls that rape real easy.
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