Little bit of girl gang action in spewtown!! Me likey!!! (Taken with Instagram)
Newtown? Damn, that’s nearby D:
Further information: this guy works at Polymorph as a piercer. So, I recommend boycotting that place. He’s known around the traps and is involved in the queer punk anarchist scene.
Read the survivor’s story in full at the associated blog. Major TW for general abusive behaviour, rape and other sexual assault, and grooming. This rapist carefully groomed and coerced his parnter into a vulnerable position before violently raping her.
It should also be noted that we here in Spewtown are a very small community and there are many interconnections between the subcultures. This person is unlikely to be able to maintain their anonymity for long and also likely have started this campaign in awareness of that. As is always the case in such situations, there is likely to be backlash against this person in support of her rapist. Think twice before you suspect of her lying. She has nothing to gain from it.
It should also be noted that I was lucky to get this shot. Most of these posters have been torn down, indicating yet again support of rapists and their actions.
Getting this some exposure, I know a few people from around that area.
I am curious as to what constitutes ‘known rapist’? Was he convicted? Did he confess? Was it just an accusation? Also, it is illegal to disclose the sexual health status of someone else, or even claim that they have an STD.
Yeah I’ll second that, I think this kind of direct action could be extremely harmful, because it could be so easily used against somebody totally innocent, who has got on the wrong side of a vindictive person.
Jesus. Read the story. It is a thorough and detailed account. There is no room for confusion. The man himself has acknowledged what he did was rape.
DIRECT ACTION WORKS WHEN THE SYSTEM FAILS. RAPISTS, YOU MADE YOUR VICTIMS AFRAID, NOW FEAR YOUR SURVIVORS.
No, no I totally get that, and I absolutely support the response, and I DID read the story.
However, all I was saying, is that this sort of response, albeit effective in probably most cases, could prove to be extremely problematic.
Backing Dru up. I read the story and I can’t even begin to imagine how hard that must have been for her to talk about, let alone go through. However, I don’t think that perpetrating a violent crime is reason to give people reason to incite more violent crimes, and although this was not the direct intention of the poster, a ‘Public Service Announcement’ such as this could easily provoke people to act violently towards him. Furthermore, we only have one side of the story and I am not in ANY way, shape or form, denying that shit girl could have gone through such a thing, however, I think that taking that poster and the connected story as gospel is a very dangerous thing to do because you just never know someones motives for doing something.
I think you should reflect on the fact you’re more concerned about rapists than the people they rape.
All this concern trolling is so fake.
If the survivor were to press charges, the perp would certainly face violence, but in forms that the state perpetrates i.e. through the criminal justice system.
Yet somehow the survivor speaking out on her own terms is “inciting violent crimes”.
She is speaking out. Nowhere does she incite any violence.
These jerks are implying that speaking out about violence you’ve experienced is a worse act of violence than the actual violence of rape. If you compare the attention you’ve paid in your comment to the supposed (i.e. not real) “threat” of violence against the perp to the attention you’ve paid to the violence actually experienced by the survivor, it’s obvious you’re more concerned about a rapist than a survivor of violence he’s perpetrated.
How about you think about the violence that will be prevented by people knowing that this man is a rapist. The violence that can be prevented with one more brave survivor telling her story and kicking at the myth that rapists are strangers, other to the people & communities we deal with all the time. The violence that could be prevented by people waking up and maybe trying to support other survivors they know. The violence that can be prevented by people trying to make their social circles safer for survivors, and more uncomfortable for violent sexual predators. The violence that will definitely be prevented by more people knowing this dude is a rapist and avoiding him, or warning people who might end up in positions where they could be raped.