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”, made a year ago, 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.

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, 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, Jared Oban, Liam Dryden, Sanne Vliegenthart, Bryarly Bishop, Nicola Foti, Chescaleigh, Grace Helbig, Wheezy Waiter, Morgan Paige, Nathan Z., MumboJumbo, Miles Jai, Adorian Deck, Alli Speed, Matthew Santoro, Jaclyn Glenn, Hank Green, Rosianna Rojas, Grayson, Taryn Southern, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Adam Hattan, Drew Monson, Josh Sundquist, Mamrie Hart, Strawburry17, Catie Wayne, Hannah Hart, Catrific, Connor Manning, Emily Graslie, Sarah Weichel, Jack Howard, Louise Sprinkleofglitter, Mr. Repzion, John Green, Rob Dyke, Dean Dobbs, Charlie McDonnell, Wil Wheaton, Mitch & Greg at AsapSCIENCE

[MORE COSIGNERS TO COME.  SHARE/REBLOG TO SIGN!]

Reblog - 11 hours ago - via lacigreen with 89,237 notes

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

gallifreytimeypowermakeup:

girls don’t want boys, girls want ian chesterton to appear in series 8

Reblog - 1 day ago - via stephadoo (gallifreytimeypowermakeup) with 341 notes

Sunday, September 21, 2014

thiswandcouldbealittlemoresonic:

Rose Tyler + Her You-Know-I’ve-Already-Won Face

inspired by perfectlyrose's request

-tagged → #ten x rose
"The Doctor raced down to breakfast as fast as his aged legs could carry him. He had overslept, unusual for him, but this old body was letting him down more and more. Just be glad you don’t have a prostate, he thought to himself."

Bide-A-Wee by Anthony Keetch
Short Trips: Past Tense - Doctor Who Anthology 

The First Doctor randomly musing about his lack of a prostate.

(via mrv3000)

-tagged → #lol

cleowho:

"You can’t influence or change history."

The Reign of Terror - season 01 - 1964

Interviewer: David, in a couple of years when Steven Moffat calls you up and says “We’ve got this Five Doctors thing that we want to do”, can we presume that you’ll be back? (x)

Reblog - 4 days ago - via oodlyenough (tenrose-s) with 684 notes

Friday, September 19, 2014
Reblog - 5 days ago - via mastersamwise (timeandspacegifs) with 6,110 notes

Thursday, September 18, 2014
softclassicwho:

nimonlemonhorn:

eighthwardian-venturer:

askperibrown:

thecursedknight:

Pastel Punk 6th doctor

Someone needs to draw this…

Follow for more soft doctor


I think six merged with nine.

✯♪❤↝FOLLOW FOR MORE SOFT CLASSIC WHO↜❤♪✯

softclassicwho:

nimonlemonhorn:

eighthwardian-venturer:

askperibrown:

thecursedknight:

Pastel Punk 6th doctor

Someone needs to draw this…

Follow for more soft doctor

I think six merged with nine.

✯♪❤↝FOLLOW FOR MORE SOFT CLASSIC WHO↜❤♪✯

Motives [2]

Reblog - 5 days ago - via burningupasun (burntlikethesun) with 5,225 notes

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
-tagged → #oh this is great!

The Doctor’s new love interest revealed.

-tagged → #lol #david tennant

genocidaltheta:

Also someone thought this was a great idea for the cover of the 100th bbc dr who novel 

image

Someone’s a god damn artistic genius.

In case you were wondering,  this is the sort of shit your TA does while waiting for you to do the science.

In case you were wondering, this is the sort of shit your TA does while waiting for you to do the science.

"They’re different characters, but they’ve both got to be the Doctor. It’s the same character, but it’s not. It’s a tricky one, because with Rose, at the end, you want to feel that she is left with the person that she loves, but also that she isn’t. It’s quite a subtle, ambiguous ending for Rose."

David Tennant on filming Journey’s End as both the Metacrisis and (full) Time Lord Doctor (DWM 398). 

”..are they two distinct performances? Well, slightly. There are different thought processes going on. And I’ve underlined them in different colours in the script, which is a big deal. It shows I mean business!”

(via allegoricalrose)

blog comments powered by Disqus