A word on “creepy”: I know it gets thrown around a lot without necessarily being explained, so I’ll take a crack at it.
Sometimes I hate being an English major because certain professors just like to ruin my favorite books with their close reading and analysis and insinuations
Statements like this make me so mad. So your professor’s in a different fandom. Deal with it like a grownup. (Disclaimer: not an English professor.)
A wild raven perches himself on the fence of a human’s farm and squawks for help because he has three porcupine quills stuck in the side of his face. The kind humans who find him attempt to take the quills out, but not without some “lip” from the raven.
(Really. It is a baby! Its mouth is still pink.)
RAVENS ARE SO AMAZING. I love corvids.
My image has been stolen and being used on Facebook diet ads for a company called Venus Factor. These ads are running throughout Facebook from more sources that I can report and have removed. My coworkers, friends and family are seeing these ads pop up. The company won’t help me on Facebook and told me to email them more, I already emailed them twice. So let’s send them some email!
Tell them why we won’t stand to have our image stolen for the profit of diet companies.
Fatties roll out!
This is so disgusting. Please email this company.
This is disgusting and beyond wrong. Send some emails, make sure they hear that we WILL NOT tolerate this kind of behavior!
Companies ARE NOT allowed to use images of fat people without their consent FOR ANY REASON. THIS IS WRONG, AND THEY MUST BE TOLD SO.
I have just warned these assholes that the fatties of Tumblr are about to descend like a pack of rabid, fatassed wolves. DO NOT PROVE ME WRONG.
These people already profit from the pain and insecurity of people who should not be ashamed. They do not get to use other people’s photos and bodies to do this without explicit permission.
For those who have a hard time figuring out what to say, here’s what I sent; feel free to borrow bits, pieces, or the whole damn thing to help you craft your email to this gross-ass company.
Your cowardly refusal to take responsibility for your affiliates’ use of stolen photos to hawk your product is utterly inexcusable. The fact that it happened, is bad enough, but your repeated attempts to weasel out of taking action and giving Rachel the runaround (http://rachelecateyes.tumblr.com/post/78983486349/my-image-has-been-stolen-and-being-used-on) is even worse. You shouldn’t need to hear the specific words of “These are affecting my personal and professional life etc.” before you’ll (finally, grudgingly, slowly) take action. The words “Your product is being marketed using my images, without my consent or foreknowledge” should be enough - and WOULD be enough, for any ethical company. Your behavior in this matter has been incredibly unprofessional and inappropriate.And, of course, the fact that it’s become this much of an issue, and your ridiculous mishandling of the situation, makes me wonder how many other people are out there being used by your product and your affiliates in this degrading, shameful way without their consent?How DARE you - and your affiliates, since you seem inclined to try to shove responsibility off onto them for all of this - use the lives and bodies of people without their consent, to market a product whose message is in essence “See this person? Buy our product to avoid looking like them!” It is demeaning, it is disgusting, and no human being deserves to be maliciously held up as a scare tactic to shame other people into buying a product, without even being consulted on the use of their images in such a fashion.Remove Rachel’s image from your marketing, and/or remove any affiliate from your marketing scheme who continues to use her photos, and make it entirely clear to your affiliates and all marketing associates that you will not tolerate image theft and abuse of people’s personal images in any marketing capacity. This is unacceptable, and I look forward to seeing you take public, concrete steps to rectify the situation.Thank you,Jadelyn
Reblogging for the sample letter.
done. and i cant believe they would do this but then i remember, yeah people would. ugh.
This is a great example of thin privilege. Thin people can be 100% certain their pictures will NEVER be stolen online and used to humiliate and embarrass them for someone else’s damn profit on some weight loss bullshit.
Hopefully the OP can call an attorney and sue the fuck out of the company and their affiliates
Not to take away from the disgustingness of refusing to do so when simply asked or to dissuade anyone from rolling out on OP’s behalf, but usually the way to get things taken down online is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Companies are free to ignore, “That’s mine.”,”That’s me.”, “This is wrong.”, and “You have no right.” until you take them to court to prove it, but the DMCA exists so that those same companies don’t have to wait for a judge to force YouTube, Facebook, or Tumblr from removing their content. The good news is that it can work for anyone.
Facebook has a DMCA report form here. Not only does this compel Facebook to act to remove the content but if they get repeated copyright claims against the same company, they may very well decide that company’s not worth the trouble/is violating their terms of service.
Note that unlike the previous call to arms, this is something only the image’s owner should do, as spamming the form will not bring faster resolution and may slow it down.
Les Arts Décoratifs
part of my doubt when I read any interesting fandom speculation about the future plot of any show is simply “the writers aren’t thinking this hard about it”
And nine times out of ten you’ll be right.
That is pretty much the essence of a lot of fandom. That’s why a lot of it deserves to be called “transformative work.”
Not one single hurtful thing ever got changed by someone grinning and bearing it.
Hurtful things changed because people have said ‘That hurts me. Stop.’
And every time you try to silence someone and tell them that they shouldn’t be hurt, shouldn’t be offended, shouldn’t choose this battle, that this isn’t important and that other things are more important - you are serving the hurtful rather than the hurt."
I compiled some personal tactics and crowd sourced DIY remedies for the sads (clinical term) into a mini comic! Enjoy xoxo
someone on facebook posted this intending it to be negative but instead it’s INCREDIBLE. go girl scouts
It always surprises me when people are shocked and scandalized by the Girl Scouts being a progressive, feminist organization.
In mean it basically started with Juliette Gordon Low getting offered leadership of an offshoot of the Boy Scouts but for girls, and being like “heck yeah let’s do our own scouting organization but with like equality and stuff.”
And look: 100 years later, still “like boy scouts but with equality and stuff.”
Im horrified that so many people read this and are like “omg this is evil!” while we read this and we’re like “omg this is AMAZING!”
Conservative republican pro lifers are the dman devil
It’s feminism. Delicious, delicious feminism.
Do you know how many boxes of girl scout cookies I bought this year? So many I needed to use my credit card.
Girl Scouts Forever
Cheering with the rest of the “gay-lesbian community!”
The guy who wrote the “comic” squib completely fluffs it, but oh my God the comments:
"Brilliant views of Space Needle, city skyline and elusive green light."
"A stroll up 16th St NW in DC will take you past a building recently rechristened The Fitzgerald, which offers ‘Gatsby Living at Carroway Rents.’"
"I would say Bananafish Apartments would be worse."
"Welcome to Gregor Samsa Flats! You’ll wake up a new man…er…creature…insect, really." (my favourite)
"The only thing worse is living across the street from the construction of said apartment building for a year and half only to wake up one day to having them named Gatsby. The cringe was felt across the world, because now I live across the street from the fucking Gatsby and the $2800 one bedroom apartments. There goes the neighborhood!"
"At least the Penthouses can be labelled East Egg and West Egg."
"It’s only a matter of time before Capitol Hill sees the opening of Bukowski Suites." (wait, wasn’t that the Comet Tavern?)
"As usual, you are all wrong again. ‘Gatsby’ is the single and most honest name for a new apartment building on Capitol Hill or Seattle for that matter. Move here and reinvent yourself. Move here and be that success you always wanted to be and told anyone who would listen you would become. Move here and she might actually love you. Move here and you can perpetuate the scam that is your youth."
(okay, that one fucking wins)