Update RE: YouTube Sex Abuse
Hey all. I’ve been tweeting updates but I thought putting it all here might be easier. Although you may have noticed some quieting, this problem has not been solved and we’re still working on it. Here’s what I’m personally working on:
❒ Working with the survivors. Another charge of rape has come forward and she may be filing a report/pressing charges. There is some physical evidence. We are evaluating whether or not it’s worth the process for her. Others just want to close the book and move on with their life, but still want to help prevent it in the future. We’re figuring it out. I do hope there are some kind of legal consequences in all of this, but it’s not so simple.
❒ Working with the press. I am in talks with The Guardian, BBC, Channel 4, and The New York Times. It’s unclear what each outlet will be tackling specifically or if the stories will actually be published, but mostly it involves shedding more light on “big picture” stuff and how this problem goes beyond Sam Pepper and even YouTube.
❒ Working on another video - tentatively. I don’t want to create more demands on myself because I’m still on tour and I’m already so stressed that I’m getting sick. I am thinking about a more formal episode of Sex+ that will act as a guide to these situations for community members, creators, and victims.
❒ Working with YouTube itself. We must get a policy implemented and acted upon to boot creators who do this. It is absolutely unacceptable that they can build a career on content that depicts illegal and violating acts. Getting this moving is very tricky because YouTube is notoriously hard to get a hold of and they have been very quiet about all this. Another big YouTuber, who I won’t name for now, has had some luck mobilizing this with higher ups at Google and I am pursuing all my leads as well.
thanks for all your support everyone, really truly could not do this without an army behind me. it’s been exhausting, but i believe down to my bones that we can and will make a change here.
She is not “my girl.”
She belongs to herself, and to all of the world. And I am blessed, for with all her freedom, she still comes back to me, moment-to-moment, day-by-day, and night-by-night.
How much more blessed can I be?
This is maybe one of the greatest wild life phenomenon on the planet ever captured on lens!
In the sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, a massive congregation of Munkiana Devil Rays, relative of manta rays, was captured by a German photographer Florian Schulz, displaying unusual event which he dubbed as the Flight of the Rays.
But as this wonderful perspective shows, for all the individuals leaping out that are visible at sea level, there are many more below the surface. The jaw-dropping image below shows only a quarter of the whole scene.
No one knows why the rays gather like this, whether to mate, herd prey or migrate or just for the sheer joy of being together.
babies need to shut the fuck up and get a job
the funny thing about dril posts is that they actually do have a structure to them– they hit a kind of conceptual caesura halfway through, a point where there’s no inevitable logical connection between what’s been said and what’s still to come. here, the first sentence didn’t need to result in the second, yet it’s not “lol random” either; the speaker is angry about his boss’ draconian ferret-kissing policy, and reacts in kind, and even the reference to a “screen saver” reminds us that we’re in an office. it’s a narrative progression that, despite having an internal logic, alienates its punchline from its setup. who the hell is this person?
one thing i love about @dril posts is how they all seem to take place in a universe that is somewhat like our own, but with the habitus of white middle america taken to a bizarre, absurd, but strangely logical conclusion. take this one, for instance:
so we have our setting: a security guard protecting the american flag in the betsy ross museum, something almost archetypically american and middle class. but once again the first part, or setup, for the punchline, “fucking the flag,” careens the joke into an alien punchline that still, given the setting, makes sense. @dril’s security guard character imitates a sort-of cop-talk, the banter of a security guard, “buddy, they wont even let me fuck it”. you can imagine a similar response from a guard at any museum, but we’re talking about Fucking the American Flag, here.
i really love @dril.
it’s astonishing that a human being thinks of those posts. some person, someone out there whose existence we have to infer, because all we know is that those posts occur and they must be coming from somewhere. “the @dril tweeter” resonates as “the beowulf poet” does, except beowulf (which i’ve only read in translation, so i’m not an authority) has never made any use of the english language as baffling and sublime and somehow primally interlaced with the stuff of human consciousness as “IF THE ZOO BANS ME FOR HOLLERING AT THE ANIMALS I WILL FACE GOD AND WALK BACKWARDS INTO HELL.”
This is my favorite post, I am so glad I found it again.
experimenting w gender identity is always something to be encouraged. transness is not a precious commodity. it’s not something u can appropriate. and even if u discover that you’re actually cis, that you feel most comfortable as a cis boy or girl, exploring gender will always teach u something new and important about yourself.
you’re not a “transtrender” if u aren’t or haven’t always been completely confident in your transness. u and your identity are 1000% valid.
when some one calls you out
"i didn’t mean to be offensive"
is not a suitable replacement for
rick ross, u need to step up ur game
dead and gone
Hella skill! Lmao
‘show me what cha workin wit” 0_0
this what has been done to twerkin
Me in the club
I’m so ready for the month-long skeleton party