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 Creepshots.tumblr.com reads "Buying a coffee...begging for cock." What's Tumblr's official stance on Creepshots?
"What is a ‘CreepShot’ you ask? Easy. Creepshots are CANDID pictures. If a person is posing or aware that a picture is being taken, then it is no longer a creepshot. A true creepshot captures the natural sexy, embarrassing or funny aspect of the subject mater/person without their knowledge. "
"Take a look at the world around you," the Tumblr urges. "There are creeportunities everywhere: durring your commute, shopping, coffee shops, office, sporting events or just even walking down the street!"
Gym-goers in workout gear and jean-clad shoppers — obviously asking for it while on exercise equipment and perusing the drugstore's gift card selection — factor prominently. Surprise, surprise: all of the photos are of women. Some are in bikinis, others in sweats. It doesn't matter; they're all worthy prey by virtue of not knowing they're being preyed upon. "She's not asking for it," one caption reads. "She's begging for it."
The guidelines say Creepshots of people under 18 are strictly forbidden, but there's clearly no stringent vetting process. That was r/Creepshots' Achilles' heel; the subreddit spurred national outrage and was eventually banned after a high school substitute teacher posted photos of his teenage students, which is not only creepy but illegal. Some Tumblr users hope to use the same strategy to take the Creepshots Tumblr down, too.