[Noisebridge-discuss] Fwd: Re: [tor-talk] Statement by a group of women regarding *Appelbaum*

Simon C. Ion ion.simon.c at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 05:48:09 UTC 2016


On 06/11/2016 01:19 PM, brianhenderson474 at yahoo.com wrote:
> I don't want to address [Bähring's] statement ... it's not my place. ...

> And I'm sorry Jill, but it's hugely inappropriate to "wonder" that victims are making up stories just because three good samaritans thought they saw someone being violated and intervened in a very tactful way...

Indirect address is still address. :)

Anyway. These appear the last two paragraphs of Bähring's public statement:

"Reading this highly distorted version of my experience, which is being
used as one of the “bulletproof examples” of Jacob’s alleged
misbehavior, I can’t help but wonder.

Wonder about all the stories that have been published the last days.
Wonder not only about mob justice on twitter, caused by rumors and
speculation, but also about the accounts repeated by those who call
themselves journalists.
Wonder about how many other stories have been willingly misinterpreted.
Wonder about the witnesses in all these stories, who coincidentally
always seem to consist of the same set of people.
Wonder about their motive to speak on my behalf without my consent."

I have a different, substantially more charitable read on those words,
especially given the prevalence of Internet Outrage Culture, which is
fueled in part by the unending Quest for Clicks. If you'd care to read
the entire statement, it appears to be accessible here:

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2858345-Statement-by-JB-for-IMMEDIATE-RELEASE.html

Anyway. Here's hoping all significantly harmed parties are made whole.

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