Yes, You CAN Take Creepy Photos of Women in Public, But Please Don't

The Facebook group "Women Eating on Tubes" (which encourages members to post candid, nonconsensual photos of the eponymous activity) might be a gentler, less sexually aggressive cousin of Creepshots, but it occupies the same ethical quicksand. Yes, it is technically legal to photograph women without their consent, no, I… » 4/12/14 5:00pm Saturday 5:00pm

Banned Creepshots Forum Reappears as Clearly Fake 'Fashion Police'

In late 2012, Reddit shut down its massively popular, massively shitty "creepshots" subreddit after women and non-monsters complained that the website was tacitly endorsing a forum that features sexualized pictures of women posted without their consent, a practice many people with souls consider "bad." But like herpes and… » 4/08/14 1:00pm 4/08/14 1:00pm

/R/FacebookCleavage Is Your New Least Favorite Scummy Internet Dump

Well, this is disgusting: Reddit has a subreddit called r/FacebookCleavage, dedicated entirely to sharing "sexy pictures" of members' "hot Facebook friends." Currently, it has 16,655 subscribers. » 3/12/14 4:00pm 3/12/14 4:00pm

Army of Reddit Creepers Internet Stalk Female Olympic Volunteer

After photos of an attractive, midriff-bearing Olympic volunteer were published by a couple of American photo services, some Reddit denizens took notice. A lot of notice. So much notice, in fact, that they tracked down her name, social media presence, and dozens of photos of her, which they compiled into a hand spank… » 2/19/14 6:46pm 2/19/14 6:46pm

Lincoln Memorial Creepshow Charged with Taking Upskirt Photos of Women

U.S. Park Police recently charged a man at the Lincoln Memorial for allegedly using a telephoto lens and a fair amount of personal sleaze to take upskirt photos of women sitting on the steps leading up to the memorial, because there is quite possibly no space in this country safe or sanctified enough to dissuade… » 9/08/13 1:00pm 9/08/13 1:00pm

Tumblr Has a Creepshots Problem

Reddit's "Creepshots" subreddit and most of its conspicuous imitators were banned months ago. But men who get off on non-consensual sexual activity can easily post photos of unsuspecting women on Tumblr. A typical caption on reads "Buying a coffee...begging for cock." What's Tumblr's official stance… » 6/10/13 12:40pm 6/10/13 12:40pm

New Online Safety PSA Warns Girls to Not Share Sexy Pics

In this PSA from Children of the Street, a young woman warns other young women to steer clear of sending sexy selfies out into the scary wilds of the Internet. Although it's undoubtedly true that teens today need a double dose of awareness around the risks involved in sending compromising photos, it's more true that… » 3/26/13 10:20am 3/26/13 10:20am

Reddit HQ Feels for You, Ladies, But Free Speech Is More Important

r/CreepShots is gone, but Redditors aren't having any problems finding ways to post sexualized photos of women — and underage girls — without their consent. Subreddits with links to hundred of photos of nearly-naked young girls are still easy to find, and without more moderation, there's nothing to stop them from… » 10/24/12 1:40pm 10/24/12 1:40pm

Publicly 'Outing' Trolls and Predators Isn't a Distraction, It's a Solution

Thanks to Gawker's story on the man behind Reddit's legendary troll "Violentacrez" and Anonymous' outing of the alleged sexual predator who bullied 15-year-old Amanda Todd to death, October 2012 might go down in history as National "Out A Creep" Month. Some argue that publicly outing a selective number of horrible people… » 10/17/12 1:40pm 10/17/12 1:40pm

CreepShots Is Back and Impersonating Lesbians

You can take r/CreepShots out of Reddit, but you unsurprisingly can't stop Redditors from coming up with disgusting new ways to fetishize non-consent. A tipster from the subreddit r/actuallesbians alerted us to two new creepshot forums, in which moderators are not only posting photos of unsuspecting women but mocking… » 10/16/12 4:45pm 10/16/12 4:45pm

Anonymous Outs the Man Who Allegedly Drove Amanda Todd to Suicide

Anonymous is claiming that Kody Maxson, a 30-year-old (former?) Facebook employee living in New Westminster, British Columbia, is the man who allegedly harassed Vancouver-area 15-year-old Amanda Todd so relentlessly that she took her own life on Oct. 10. In their YouTube video, a Guy Fawkes-outfitted anonybro with an… » 10/16/12 3:13am 10/16/12 3:13am

How to Shut Down Reddit's CreepShots Once and for All: Name Names

A 25-year-old female Redditor has finally come up with a way to beat Reddit's r/CreepShots posters at their own game: compile their personal information and report them to their bosses and local authorities. So far, it's working. » 10/10/12 3:10pm 10/10/12 3:10pm

Teacher Posting Creepshots of High School Students to Reddit…

So here's some good news about the ongoing battle over Reddit's Creepshots forum: it seems that the teacher who was posting photos of his underage students to the internet without their knowledge has been caught, and fired. And, to add insult to perv injury, he's been banned from Reddit. Even worse! But here's some bad … » 9/27/12 12:20pm 9/27/12 12:20pm

Is a Pervy High School Teacher Posting 'Sexy' Underage Students' Photos…

Sometimes it's hard to muster the energy to get outraged about every truly awful thing that happens in this crap rainstorm we call life. But other times, something comes along that's so bad, so egregious, that it renews my faith in my ability to be disgusted by things. Today's outrage-restorer: the curious case of the… » 9/19/12 4:05pm 9/19/12 4:05pm

Reddit Users Go Rogue, Revolt Against 'Sick' Child Porn Forums

Even after officially banning posts tagged "jailbait," Reddit's seedy underbelly is still pretty much a cesspool of creepshots, suggestive photos of underage girls, and horrifying videos said to depict sexual abuse. Tale as old as time: something terrible is happening on Reddit! But, twist! This time, a community of… » 9/17/12 2:15pm 9/17/12 2:15pm