Anonymous: sam pepper recently made a video of him pinching random girls butts without their permission. please use your magic internet powers to fix this
I’m horrified by what I saw of the video. It seems to me an obvious violation of YouTube’s Terms of Service, and I don’t understand why YouTube hasn’t already taken it down. This harassment and abuse can call itself pranks, but it isn’t; it’s abuse. It needs to stop—whether uploaded to YouTube or vine or facebook or wherever. It’s just reprehensible, and further indication that we have a lot to discuss when it comes to consent, harassment, and abuse both online and off.
Obviously I don’t have magical internet powers to fix this (or any other problems), but I do understand that Hank and I have a platform, and we are trying to amplify and fund creators who are fighting to inform more people about abuse and consent, including Kelly Kend’s documentary. A nerdfighter task force continues to develop a video series about consent and abuse online, which is taking a while because it needs to be properly researched and written and funded and so on, but it will happen.
I just watched a kid break down in the bookstore because his books for the semester totaled $600 and that’s the american university system in a nutshell
I was on the verge of tears when I got to the cashier so yeah, that’s messed up
Go here and just, don’t waste any more money okay?
YES. I FOUND THE THING, IF ANYONE DOESN’T HAVE MONEY FOR COLLEGE TEXT BOOKS LIKE ME, THEN GO HERE OKAY?
3 hours ago · 279,231 notes
People will go out of their way to try to make you look like you’re crazy for reacting negatively to the stupid shit they did.
3 hours ago · 1,542 notes
"Rape jokes are not jokes. Woman-hating jokes are not jokes. These guys are telling you what they think. When you laugh along to get their approval, you give them yours."
— Thomas Millar, Meet the Predator (via febrile-exhalation)
3 hours ago · 7,379 notes
punk: rebelling against authority
pop punk: rebelling against your parents because they won’t drive you to hot topic with your friends
3 hours ago · 44,393 notes
An Open Letter to Sam Pepper
Thanks for taking the time to read this letter. As fellow YouTubers, we have much respect for others who put so much hard work into building their channel. It’s not easy, and you should be proud! That said, we’ve noticed that in your success, there has been a lack of…
7 hours ago · 64,000 notes
"When people say ‘This is my baby,’ they don’t always mean a baby. Sometimes they mean a dog."
— A Somali student, on what has surprised her most about the United States (via 391705)
8 hours ago · 150,776 notes
“I guess your grades are more important to you than your morals are,” my English teacher spits out, lecturing our class about cheating that’s been going on in the school.
My classmates and I exchange glances. Well, yeah, we all seem to be thinking together. Isn’t that what they’ve been showing us since middle school?
#also that our grades are more important #than ourselves.
and our mental and physical health.
9 hours ago · 226,813 notes
i remember one time the simpsons made a joke about fox news and they got so insulted they tried to sue them but the court was like “this aired on ur network u can’t sue urself”
9 hours ago · 47,606 notes
"I expect my comment is going to get deleted but for the few mins/hour it will get, I’m saying it. It really saddens me that my daughter is growing up in a world where one day a stranger (male OR female) could touch her without her consent, on a part of her body that is private (in my opinion) in the name of ‘comedy’ and then have thousands of other strangers comment on it saying it’s fine and she should be ok with it. Maybe she would find it funny, maybe she would be deeply humiliated. Point is, she’d have no choice. I want my daughter to have freedom and choices and feel that her body is respected."
Louise aka SprinkleOfGlitter’s comment on Sam Pepper’s video.
Louise, you nailed it.
9 hours ago · 13,279 notes
Petition for Finebros to do a reaction video to Sam pepper sexually harassing women.
Petition for Rhett and Link to talk about it on Good Mythical Morning.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT IT
ADDRESS THE PROBLEM, THEN AMPUTATE IT FROM YOUR COMMUNITY.
10 hours ago · 1,464 notes
no but sam pepper had to take the time to plan that video
and film that video
and edit and render and upload that video
and during none of that time did he stop to think “wait, im a piece of disrespectful shit”
10 hours ago · 5,167 notes