[Noisebridge-discuss] Fwd: how Noisebridge could improve
dharlette at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 03:02:04 UTC 2014
There's this weird thing that seems to happen when about half a dozen
ladies all start commenting in the same thread where I suddenly start to
believe that maybe things are getting better and that it *IS* within our
ability to fix this community <3<3<3
On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 4:01 PM, rachel lyra hospodar
<rachelyra at gmail.com>wrote:
> Once I was talking (I think on here) about the way that Jesse z assaulted
> someone at Noisebridge, and found myself using tortured sentence
> constructions to avoid naming Jesse while freely naming the person he
> assaulted. This was a learning experience for me, as I came to realize as I
> was doing it how backwards it was. I think that it's interesting to examine
> my own psychology around this shift, and offer my own behavior as an
> example of the ways society reinforces victim blaming, and so conversely
> suggesting a way to actively dismantle victim-blaming.
> It is important to name the perpetrator, and protect the victim's identity
> where possible.
> When you say that naming a person summons them, it is neurologically true.
> The way that memory works, naming a person evokes them within your mind,
> bringing up a sense/memory impression of them - so it makes sense to want
> to avoid this. I think that by evoking memories in more distant terms they
> probably seem more manageable & less stress-inducing. It's a strategy, but
> there are other strategies.
> This is interesting to me to in part because of how it illuminates one of
> the reasons folks often don't report harassment - because they don't want
> their name to be associated with such a negative thing, because often the
> harassed are dragged through the mud once they report. Any mechanism
> designed to deal with harassment needs to address these realities in order
> to function.
> --blink blink--
> Wow, are we having a grown-up conversation?
> --blink blink--
> You're right, Rachel and Liz and Lupita; I'm not sure what my
> hesitation was. Sometimes it feels like naming a person is a way to
> summon them back.
> On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:20 PM, Liz Henry <lizhenry at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Oh, the redshirt guy's name? That was Joseph Adam Moore aka Adam, twitter
> > handle @dielaughing.
> > He is in the sex offender database for some sort of crime involving a
> > under 14. Domestic violence, harassment, stalking. If you do an image
> > search you can find photos of him from his social media profiles as well
> > past arrest records.
> > I think people don't use his name all that often because he has a clear
> > history of violence and litigiousness. But it's important to name folks
> > like this so that we have some institutional memory of already having
> > figured out their ways of manipulating people and entire communities.
> > Here is the SF court search page:
> > http://www.sfsuperiorcourt.org/online-services
> > Then go to "Name Search Query"
> > Then enter "Moore, Joseph" and take a look at the civil cases listed for
> > Joseph Adam Moore.
> > Take a look at APP-13-007554, then at "SUPPLEMENTAL TO PETITION FOR WRIT
> > MANDATE AND SUPPORTING EXHIBITS FILED BY PETITIONER MOORE, JOSEPH ADAM"
> > which is a big PDF filed by Moore's lawyer. It has some stuff from his
> > probation officer in there which reveal some of the details of the
> > violence and harassment charges from criminal court. The full records
> > would be available if anyone were to go looking for them, and here's how:
> > C
> > heers.
> > On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 10:59 AM, rachel lyra hospodar <
> rachelyra at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >> Any list like this needs context, links, or data on the incidents to be
> >> useful. There is for me some difference between 'convicted of felony
> >> assault' and 'emailed tom a lot'.
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