lacigreen:

Urgent new video: Sam Pepper Exposed

Here are the disturbing unheard stories happening behind closed doors, other YouTube offenders to watch out for, and what we can do about it.

@4 days ago with 34005 notes
#laci green for president 

An Open Letter to Sam Pepper

lacigreen:

Hi Sam!

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 respect in return…namely, for women and girls.

You may have noticed that your latest video “Fake Hand Ass Pinch Prank” has garnered considerable negative attention.  In this video, you sexually violate a number of unsuspecting women on the street, many of whom are visibly confused and upset at being touched by you without permission.  One woman even says “I don’t like that!” while you proceed to laugh and touch her more.  In “How to Make Out with Strangers”, you pressure women on camera to make out with you - again, many of whom are visibly uncool with it.  Confused and caught off guard, they painfully follow through with your requests, clearly uncomfortable.  In “How to Pick Up Girls with a Lasso”, you physically restrain women on the street with lassos - many of whom look alarmed to be restrained by a stranger on the street.

You’d probably be alarmed too, wouldn’t you?  Imagine someone on the street comes up and rubs their hand on your bottom, or a girl walks up to you with a camera and forces her mouth onto yours while you’re trying to figure out what’s going on.  Imagine walking down the alley alone, when a guy much larger than you physically restrains you with rope and pulls you toward him.  You probably wouldn’t like it, right?

People don’t like to be violated and they don’t like to see their friends and girlfriends be violated either (hence the group of men that tried to beat you up in the lasso video).  And yet, history suggests that perhaps you find this humorous.  It is very disturbing that we live in a world where the violation of women and girls’ bodies is not only funny, but profitable, and can garner considerable notoriety and views on YouTube.

We are deeply disturbed by this trend and would like to ask you kindly, from one creator to another, to please stop.  Please stop violating women and making them uncomfortable on the street for views.  Please stop physically restraining them and pressuring them to be sexual when they are uncomfortable.  Please show some respect for women’s right to their own bodies.  While it may seem like harmless fun, a simple prank or a “social experiment”, these videos encourage millions of young men and women to see this violation as a normal way to interact with women.  1 in 6 young women (real life ones, just like the ones in your video) are sexually assaulted, and sadly, videos like these will only further increase those numbers.

We realize that people make mistakes, and that sometimes it’s hard to see the ripple effect of one’s actions.  We really hope that you will take a step back and consider the power you have to be someone who makes the world a better place.  It’s not too late to make a change!  We invite you to join us in ending widespread bodily violation that takes place in so many forms all around in the world.

Thanks so much.

Laci GreenMeghan TonjesTyler OakleyTomSkaViHartALBRoss EverettMatt LiebermanMeg TurneyTom FlynnTyrannosaurus LexArielle ScarcellaDan at NerdCubedRachel WhitehurstHannah Witton, Jefferson Bethke, MusicalBethan, Kaleb Nation, Chris Thompson, Michael Buckley

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@1 week ago with 103911 notes

chrysaoraelectrum:

Scotland.

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@1 week ago with 17940 notes
#saw all these on my holiday this year :) 

"Chris [Pratt] and his wife, Anna Faris, each had a dead bug collection before they met and they have since combined their collections."

@2 weeks ago with 1261 notes
#I also have a 'dead bug collection' #entomologists for the win 

soycrates:

"Now buy a house!" (smbc-comics)

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@2 weeks ago with 53172 notes

wilwheaton:

gracehelbl0g:

This is Sam Pepper. If you don’t know who he is, Sam is a successful YouTube prankster with over 2 million subscribers. He recently uploaded a video titled “Fake Hand Ass Pink Prank" where he pinched unsuspecting girls’ butts without their permission. None of this was done with the girls’ consent…meaning Sam Pepper sexually harassed and assaulted these women.

This is no longer a “simple, harmless prank” but rather a very serious matter and offence. If you haven’t seen the video yet, you can watch, dislike, and report it HERE. You can also take the pledge to help stop sexual violence at itsonus.org. Please do not let Sam get away with this kind of behavior. He crossed the line and needs to be held responsible for his disgusting actions.

This piece of garbage, right here, should be prosecuted for this.

Just clicked the link, it’s been taken down from Youtube now.

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@6 days ago with 142104 notes

Anyone here tried online dating? Worth it?

@1 week ago

fahrlight:

mt2oo8:

Can people PLEASE share this! Britain have rigged Scotland’s only chance of freedom. This is a fucking disgrace.

I knew it! I FUCKING KNEW IT!

Interesting. Cameras and photography are not usually allowed (or at least is “strongly discouraged”, depending on the individual station) inside polling stations in the UK so I’d exercise caution with this. The following links mostly relate to ‘selfies’ but the concern is that photography or video may spoil the secrecy of the ballot and is therefore in violation of the Referendum Act 2013.

http://www.scotlandvotes.com/news/how-to-take-the-perfect-indyref-polling-station-selfie

http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/local-elections-selfie-ban-polling-7155938

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/voters-warned-not-take-selfies-3583776

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/politics/referendum/347322/no-referendum-selfies-allowed-at-polling-booth/

http://www.forres-gazette.co.uk/News/Polls-busy-around-Forres-18092014.htm

EDIT: Found the definitive information via West Lothian Council:

"Mobile phones, cameras or video equipment must not be used near the count tables (see the secrecy requirements in Appendix 2)." 

Here is the link to this document: http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=5033&p=0

So yes, video equipment would definitely not be allowed in this situation. 

@1 week ago with 1792 notes

poldberg:

While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.

Links:

Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

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@2 weeks ago with 95876 notes

themightyglamazon:

romanovan:

if anyone remembers the story that was making rounds a while back about a 19 year old discovering the solution to cleaning up the pacific garbage patch, that project launched a fundraider which now has 7 days to reach it’s goal.

crASHES THROUGH THE WALL BECAUSE I HEARD SOMEBODY NEEDED MONEY TO CLEAN THE OCEAN

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@3 weeks ago with 110404 notes