Freedom of speech, which has been under attack lately, was ultimately reaffirmed today when a Toronto man was found not guilty of criminal harassment on Twitter. Caveat: the ruling applies only in Canada, which has given us nothing but trouble, trash and maple syrup.
Gregory Alan Elliot had engaged in a Twitter fight with two feminists, Stephanie Guthrie and Heather Reilly. Elliot had previously met Guthrie IRL; however, they didn’t really begin to butt heads until they argued over a game called “Beat Up Anita Sarkeesian,” an infamous Canadian feminist who critiques patriarchal themes in video games and has been one of the primary targets of #GamerGate. While things got pretty heated, Elliot had not actually threatened the women physically or sexually.
The judge’s opinion included this message, which runs counter to the feminist notion of an online safe space: People must “tolerate the annoyance” of oppositional views in an open platform like Twitter. The judge further noted that the feminists’ position was unreasonable, insofar as they expected to be able to criticize Elliot’s views without his being able to respond. The judge furthermore rejected the contention that including contrary viewpoints in feminist hashtags constituted harassment: “Once someone creates a hashtag, anyone can use it. Everyone has to be able to use it freely; anything less will limit the operation of Twitter in a way that is not consistent with freedom of expression,” he wrote.
Christie Blatchford, a reporter for Canada’s National Post, was present in the courtroom and described an eye-opening exchange between Elliot’s attorney and Ms. Guthrie on the witness stand:
There was Chris Murphy, the lawyer for accused stalker Gregory Elliott, asking Stephanie Guthrie, the alleged victim of Mr. Elliott’s alleged harassment, reading aloud a Tweet of his client’s.
“Blaming the majority of normal men for rape…is wrong,” Mr. Elliott, a 53-year-old Toronto man, wrote back in September of 2012. “Rapists are not normal men; they’re crazy. Why not blame the mentally ill?”
It hardly rang in my ears as the ravings of a perverse woman-hater, nor apparently in Mr. Murphy’s, because after reading it for Ontario Court Justice Brent Knazan, Mr. Murphy asked, in his reasonable way, “That’s a pretty good point?”
In the witness stand, Ms. Guthrie snorted, yelled, “Are you kidding me?”, pounded her fist and then announced, “I know lots of normal men who have raped; I have been raped by normal men.”
If he was as gobsmacked as I was by that, Mr. Murphy didn’t show it; he simply asked if that meant Mr. Elliott’s was an offensive point of view.
“Offensive?” Ms. Guthrie replied. “I would say dangerously misguided.”
While the ruling sets an important precedent, it was a Pyrrhic victory for Elliot, who was arrested in 2012 and terminated from his job immediately thereafter. For the last 3 years, he has been forbidden to use the Internet during his trial, which made it difficult for him to find work in his field of graphic design.
In the United States, the definition of harassment mainly concerns a person’s objective conduct: repeated unwanted contact. In Canada, the definition places more emphasis on the target’s subjective perception of that conduct: “conduct… that causes that other person reasonably, in all the circumstances, to fear for their safety or the safety of anyone known to them.” Unsurprisingly, the feminists claimed that Elliot’s tweets made them feel “unsafe”—a claim that personifies the term crybully.
Thankfully, the Canadian court looked to objective evidence that vitiated the supposed victims’ claim of feeling unsafe. For example, Guthrie and Reilly’s conduct did not demonstrate fear or intimidation: They conspired in feminist groups as to how to shame Elliot publicly and whipped their Twitter followers into a frenzy by demonizing the man with insinuations of pedophilia.
As StickyDrama has repeatedly stated on this website, safe spaces are intellectually and physically dangerous. Normally, an individual user’s efforts to block and silence dissenting opinions on their social media profiles do not implicate free speech. But in this case, the Third Wave feminist campaign to carve out safe spaces online directly threatened free speech, because Guthrie attempted to usurp the power of the Crown in her fascist mission.
Most of the media hailed the not guilty verdict as a victory for free speech, but the usual culprits had a more somber outlook. The ridonculously SJW Buzzfeed, of course, claimed that the verdict “opened the floodgates” for “a new wave of vitriol against women”; the staunchly feminist Huffington Post wrote that Elliot was really guilty but got off on a technicality; and the British Guardian painted a one-sided picture of the row.
000000;">Okay, where do I start? This non-famous wanna be celeb who’s name goes by “Electric Luxury” is so desperate for fame. First of all, he Tweets to celebs like he talks to them & is friends with them, GET OVER IT! He’s had a few Twitter fights because people call him a fame whore, which he is. Posting disgusting pictures & videos of himself on MySpace, YouTube & Twitter, I guess he really likes to embarras himself A LOT. When he did that “Size of Your Boat” Promo from Jeffree Star & Muff Mommy, EWW.
000000;">Don’t even wanna talk about it. He photo shops himself wayyy to much. More than half of his comments on YouTube are hate comments. He sings, really????? His single “Sweet Revenge” is the only song people like NOT! Please stop exposing yourself to the internet, if you are be real because you lie to US & YOURSELF!
000000;">Just because you talk to @MUFFMOMMY doesn’t mean you’re now famous!
000000;">Stop posting pictures like these on the internet you are not so good looking, if you lose weight maybe you would haha, NOT!
Brookiecakes, the LA scene-slut whom everybody either loves to hate or hates to love, has been arrested—again—for one count of felony vandalism.
Facts are still trickling in, but the arrest appears to involve a prior incident in which Brookie smashed Barbie Thierjung’s rear windshield with a baseball bat. For that, Barbie apparently obtained a restraining order against Brookie.
Whereas LAPD is known for not giving two shits about any crime whatsoever unless there’s a dead body, violating a restraining order is a no-no. Brookie is presently being held at the Hollywood Division jail; her bail, which she has not posted, is $20,000.
There’s no reason for this above picture, but we think it’s funny regardless. Anyway, this is Brookie’s second arrest this year. She was arrested earlier in March for an undetermined misdemeanor for which the bail was $60,000.
It is unclear at this time whether the two cases are related. In any event, the moral of the story is: Do not fuck with Brookie, especially if there’s a baseball bat lying around.
So I was on Tumblr and saw that one of the people I was following rebloged something that Jackson Jawbreaker posted. I had head about him before from this site so curiosity took over and I went to his page. He had some funny stuff so I kept looking through it only to find this:
I found it lulzy. I suppose he was drunk (I mean, look at it). He just posted his info for the world to see. I went to his Twitter and saw that he had linked to his Tumblr, telling people to call him. Seems a little stupid considering he has over 25 thousand people on the thing.
Then when I went to his Twitter today I saw this:
Wonder why you dumb faggot.
(Note to Sticky: Don’t remove this post please. He posted the info himself, and even four days later hasn’t removed it so it’s fair game. Please remove this note if you do post it. Thanks.)
[Sticky’s note: I blurred his number.]
Ok, so I hope everyone read a previous post by MurderXxX. She claims that she is 14 and made out with Dahvie and “other things” at a concert that was somewhere, but we don’t know where. Well, the silly girl put her twitter as her website. So I clicked the link and was reading some of her tweets when I found this one. (the highlighted one below)
So, then I saw the link on her twitter to her myspace. Which her pictures are private but, her “about me” isn’t. Thats where she so bravely posted her phone number for the world to see. ( I blocked it out and her myspace url just because I’m sure sticky won’t post it and I wouldn’t want him too.
I’m only assuming by her posting on mydrama that she was raped and giving her twitter as her website (where she clearly admitted she lied in her mydrama post by saying she raped BOTDF and not the other way around) that she really wants to be the next Jessi Slaughter and have people harass her as well. Whats next a youtube video??? Well, Betsy just remember “Consequences will never be the same!!!”
Does anyone know what this is about or who this Alex Luciano is?
I’m in shock. I have no words. Watch this. I need to know what kind of happy pills that guy’s been taking.
the diva hand. will it get big? like he says so? whatever the hell hogwobbin means?
his “music video”
also he does very beautiful notes like he says so. hes doing a show in london!!!!!?
This irritates me so much but his laugh and some of his facial expressions remind me of a female actress… I swear it’s a character from Sabrina The Teenage Witch.
his facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PhatGayKiD
his youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/PhatGayKiD