June 26, 2013

What's Your Anger Mean? Anything?

When word broke that a project called Above the Game: A Guide to Getting Awesome with Women, a seduction guide with advice that constitutes harassment and rape, was about to pull in over $16,000 ($14,000 over its fundraising goal) the internet erupted into righteous fury.

I don’t know about you but all my social media was full of outrage. Almost as soon as they heard about it, people condemned it on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. People were writing blogpost after blogpost.

Kickstarter panicked and their panic lead to inaction. After Ken Hoinsky got his $16K, Kickstarter issued an apology, banned seduction guides, and donated $25,000 to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network). *


So the question now is:


IS YOUR OUTRAGE WORTH MORE THAN A LIKE AND A RANTY BLOGPOST?

*Should be noted too that Kickstarter will be able to write their donation off their taxes.*

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