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Allegedly also a dude. Awkward.
If you already know all about Reddit and the ViolentAcrez controversy with Gawker, feel free to skip on down. For everyone else, here's the quick and dirty:
Reddit is a forum where volunteer community moderators work on forum threads divided into topics (sub-reddits). ViolentAcrez was a community moderator with his hands in a lot of pies, including a forum called "CreepShots" where his job was to cull any girl that looked over the age of sixteen. This is skeezy behavior and Gawker called him out on it. Reddit reacted poorly. Then they banned "CreepShots" anyway and went into PR spin mode.
This story comes from one of the leaked internal conversations between the Reddit staff and Community moderators about how to handle all this unwanted media attention.
This is the most active moderator of Reddit's Feminism forum, who many in the Reddit community believe to be a man. Which in and of itself would not be a problem. Plenty of men are feminist allies and should not be excluded from the conversation. It only becomes a problem when, for all intents and purposes the "head" moderator of a women's forum, has opinions like this:
The above screenshot is from a leaked private thread. In essence, Demmian is saying doxing, which is slang for having your real identity outed on the Internet, is a worse offense than taking photos of underage girls without their knowledge and sexualizing them on the Internet. Because people are going to do it anyway, so you might as well not even bother trying to change things.
Not content to just use this damaging evidence, Buzzfeed dug deeper into Demmian's history with the site. It's not pretty. While we couldn't find how people know Demmian is a man, the consensus is prevalent among power users.
You can read about his rise to power in /r Feminism HERE.
Other Gems Include:
Demmian railing against the "extreme feminism" that took down CreepShots via spam dump.
The spotter claims the UFO appeared right before ten dead birds fell from the sky. Plus, twitter is censoring users and new evidence on how the moon formed.
Twitter censors users for the first time. - [TheAtlanticWire]
Jeff Goldblum is going bald WHERE? - [TeamCoco]
Check out the fastest knock-outs in sports history. - [BleacherReport]
20 clever uses for duct tape. - [Treehugger]
Sure he's cute, but what preschooler watches Mad Men ? Plus, Tom Hanks drops an F-Bomb and Yelp! starts an internal sting operation.
Even animals ostracize the different.
Pictured Above: A herd of "normal" zebras.
Katy Perry sings Firework duet with a little girl diagnosed with autism. - [DeathAndTaxes]
In 1993, Mila Kunis starred in this Lisa Frank commercial. - [PinkIsTheNewBlog]
Hugo Weaving hurt Michael Bay's feelings. Michael Bay reacts the only way he knows how. - [HollywoodReporter]
15 reasons Tim Tebow is the worst thing to happen to sports. - [BleacherReport]
I am Middle Earth and so can you. Sometimes it pays to be friends with Peter Jackson.
Artist Rendition By Buzzfeed's John Gara.
Stephen Colbert gave an interview to Playboy for the November issue, in which the subject of Middle Earth came up. Apparently last year, Peter Jackson invited Colbert to New Zealand to watch a twenty-five minute cut of The Hobbit and generally geek out over walking around on location.
Then on Saturday Hollywood Reporter got confirmation from an anonymous "knowledgeable" source confirming the cameo.
For anyone wondering if this is a strange mash-up of genres, Colbert is a huge Tolkien fan, and even speaks Elvish.
She's floating in clouds of freedom…or water molecules. Plus foods you should never eat and group Halloween costume ideas.
Tim Tebow patented tebowing. Seriously. - [NYPost]
5 foods you should never eat. - [Cosmopolitan]
The top 25 athletes who need to retire. - [BleacherReport]
Parlor trick or first contact? Scientists believe it was the latter.
At least one Beluga whale may have been trying to make first contact with humans.
Until his death five years ago, the male Beluga known as Noc had been in contact with scientists at the National Marine Mammal Foundation in San Diego for 30 years. The leader of the whale study, Sam Ridgway, believes the only reason for Noc to go out of his way would be an attempt to cross the species language barrier:
Our observations suggest that the whale had to modify its vocal mechanics in order to make the speech-like sounds. Such obvious effort suggests motivation for contact.
Pictured above is the special device researchers built to record Noc's ramblings, along with Noc clearly "speaking" into the listening device.
Read more details of his story at The Daily Mail
Audio Of Noc "Speaking".
Seriously, was that an evil Gingerbread Man?
50 years of rare James Bond photos. - [HollywoodReporter]
It is a pencil drawing. Diego Fazio sure fooled me (and you too I bet).
Diego Fazio is a 22 year old self-taught artist living in Italy. He began his career designing tattoos and perfected his photorealism technique over a period of several years.
In his home country, he won an award in 2011 for Best New Artist and has been gaining fame and accolades every since. With art like this, it's easy to see why.
Thanks to Google for translating Diego's Deviant Art biography.
Photos Of The Drawing As A Work In Progress
Boxing kids into gender stereotypes is alive and well in 2012. ABC went undercover with child actors to see how customers react to children who want to buck conventional costumes.
That's….a lot of butterflies.
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Living proof to never let anyone tell you you can't achieve your dreams.
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Natalie Portman's Dior mascara ad has been banned in Britain. - [FashionEtc.]
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Everyone was dressed to the nines but still couldn't be bothered to let an old lady have their seat.
In an unforeseen turn of events, George W. Bush won the last debate? - [TheDailyBeast]
Cultures collide at the World Series this year. - [BleacherReport]
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It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny. VISTA put together this staggering nine gigapixel photo with 84 million stars and counting.
Behold! The Milky Way in all her glory!
The ESO image is completely interactive. CLICK HERE to go play around with the universe.
Are battery-operated accents breaking into the mainstream? The Makey Awards might not be the Oscars, but I bet this trend starts cropping up on the red carpet.
Project Runway alumni and "tech wearables expert" Diana Eng was called in by the World Maker Faire to help design a futuristic theme for the ceremony.
With the help of zombie make-up artist Jessica Jade Jacob, Eng created light-weight, easily hidden, battery operated LED prosthetics that were fashion forward.
Take a look behind the scenes!
There are some places this seasonal treat just doesn't belong and lasagna is one of them.
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More and more American are walking away from their mortgages. - [TheFiscalTimes]
It's like a very posh port-o-potty.
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The 22 dumbest traditions in sports. - [BleacherReport]
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Even Tyrannosaurus Rex has rules of etiquette.
Grab The Deceased* Triceratops Firmly By The Frill.
*Please do not question how the Triceratops met its end.
The folks over at Nature put together a step-by-step guide to eating a Triceratops. Now when you time travel, at least you'll know the proper cultural norms.
Hat tip to Gizmodo.
While Sinking Your Back Claws Into The Hide, Pull The Frill Briskly Away.
With A Care For The Horns, Begin The Opening Course By Feasting On The Delicate Cranial Meat.