There is a man dressed as captain jack sparrow walking around the train stationI wasn’t joking
The worst pirate I’ve ever heard of, catching public transport.
Ah, but you have heard of him
I would love to see social media websites like Facebook include “sexual harassment/sexually disparaging remarks” as listed reasons under their comment reporting function. Because, currently, there are not, and they don’t seem to take reports against body shaming or sexist remarks seriously.
Or, better yet, I would love for individual pages—like Blizzard—to take a stance and curate their comments and remove any that are overtly sexual or sexually harassing or disparaging. Because I am getting really tired of seeing shit like “fap” or “lawl she should have worked out more before wearing that costume what a fatty” on pictures of cosplayers they post.
Not that I really give a shit what any random asshat will say about me when I am rocking my Garrosh cosplay, but the last thing anyone—especially women—wants to see is that sort of bullshit. And Blizzard—and other companies, groups, organizations, whatever—should take a forward stand against that shit and establish community etiquette rules even on social media.
Further more: screw not wanting to “censor” people. Screw being afraid of alienating your audience. Fuck being passive and turning a blind eye to harassment, especially of the sexual, body, or gender centric sort for fear of “getting into unrelated issues” or “taking sides in current politics.”
Fuck that noise. Brands are personified. They have personalities, beliefs, and stances on issues whether they know it or consciously embody those facets or not. And right now, a lot of companies are personifying themselves as apathetic, if not tolerant of, sexism, misogyny, body shaming, and racism. By choosing not to get involved or speak up, they -are- taking a side, and it’s the one that says “Hey we’re cool with sexual harassment, body shaming, and general douchery.”