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  1. The Mary Sue Presents NYCC’s Anti-Harrassment Policy (And We Helped!)

    Warriors for great justice

    We were pretty jazzed when ReedPOP reached out to us for help drafting their New York Comic Con 2014 anti-harassment policy. The need for every con to have such a policy, prominently placed so people actually see it, is something we feel pretty strongly about, after all. We assembled a crack team of experts, and after several long e-mail chains and one marathon chat session, voilà: NYCC's 2014 anti-harassment policy was born.

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  2. Reddit Mod: Stolen Nude Photos Got Reddit Enough Money to Power Its Servers for a Month

    #Celebgate is the gift that keeps on giving... us nausea.

    The last bit of news we shared with you about those stolen nude celeb photos was actually pretty good, as far as news about this subject goes: The art gallery that was going to display them decided not to, in part because "People were identifying with Jennifer Lawrence’s and Kate Upton’s victimization, much more than [the artist] had anticipated." "Wait. You mean people are calling me out for being awful here? Whoops." Speaking of awful: Reddit making money off the stolen photos.

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  3. That Art Gallery Won’t Be Displaying Jennifer Lawrence’s Stolen Nude Photos Anymore

    Way to have a conscience for five minutes, guy.

    Last week, we told you that an artist called XVALA was planning on adding stolen nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton to his gallery display in Florida. Now, thanks in part to the massive online outcry against this actually vile idea, the artist and gallery have decided to scrap the whole plan.

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  4. DiGiorno Pizza Gets In On #WhyIStayed Domestic Abuse Hashtag With Admittedly “Awful and Careless” PR Gaffe

    All the no in the world.

    Oof. The #WhyIStayed hashtag, if you're unfamiliar, has been a place for Twitter to examine issues of domestic abuse after video of (now-former) Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice beating his then-fiancée Janay Palmer hit the web. DiGiorno Pizza very much not realize that when they tweeted the above implication that you would stay with an abusive partner because they have pizza. To their credit, DiGiorno immediately deleted the tweet and apologized, both en masse and to individual users:

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  5. Creator Of Celebrity Nude Reddit Section Boo-Hoos Over Invasion Of His Privacy

    Careful! If you roll your eyes too hard they'll fall out of your head!

    Yesterday the human backwash that started TheFappening subreddit devoted to sharing nude photographs stolen from female celebrities hosted an "Ask Me Anything" to apologize for his egregiously shitty invasion of women's privacy whine over imagined free speech violations in an attempt to extend his fifteen minutes of Internet shame fame.

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  6. Zoe Quinn Releases 4Chan #Gamergate Chat Logs, Further Tarnishing The Movement’s Reputation

    At least we have #GameEthics now, right?

    There's been another big development in the ongoing Gamergate discussion on Twitter, and it's a doozy.

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  7. Celebrity Photo Subreddits Banned In The Wake Of Last Week’s Theft

    Welcome to our continuing coverage of "The Worst Month On The Internet."

    A brief refresher, for those of you just now tuning into this ugly mess: Last week, nearly two hundred personal photos (many of them nude) were stolen from dozens of celebrities' iCloud accounts. The photos made their way to Reddit, where they gained particular traction in a subreddit known as "The Fappening." Yesterday, this particular subreddit -- as well as a number of related subs -- was banned.

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  8. Art Gallery Will Display Nude Photos of Jennifer Lawrence As Part of a Commentary On “Privacy In the Digital Era”

    HELL NO.

    Hey, you know what's salt in the wound after your private photos have been stolen and spread around the Internet for all to see? An artist deciding to use those photos as part of an exhibit, because ART.

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  9. [UPDATED] Female Game Journalists Quit Over Harassment, #GamerGate Harms Women

    "Ethics of game journalism" my ass.

    It's heartbreaking that another article about harassment in the gaming community is necessary, but the escalating and ongoing vitriol being spewed against women and their male allies who dare to criticize gamer culture or work in video games is continuing to take on new and disappointing forms.

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  10. Charity Rejects Donation From Scumbag Redditors Feeling Guilty About Posting Nude Celeb Photos [Update: Two Charities]

    HAH-ha! You're still assholes!

    This whole thing with nude photos of dozens of celebrities being stolen and distributed for any jackass with an Internet connection to ogle has been a wretched hive of scum and villainy from start to finish. But this is one update—just one—that makes me smile.

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