I am posting this link, which was suggested in one of the comments to this blog, to show the pervasiveness of the issue of rape culture in online forums. The dark and creepy places of the internet aren’t limited to the depths of 4chan, everyone. (Actually, my feelings about 4chan are somewhat ambiguous. I need to do more research there.) No, the darkest and creepiest places online are the places where the privileged flaunt their position.
The campaign encapsulated and archived here is a brilliant example of how an enlightened campaign can work in an online forum to show that hate and misogyny is not acceptable. There are some ironic post-scripts to the campaign, but I’ll leave that for you to discover.