Ashley Mad as Hell
Today I want to talk about some cyber-security issues because I’m pretty effing pissed off. Sorry.
Allow me to point out that “Revenge Porn” has been something done to women for years. Per Wikipedia, since BEFORE the internet. See Beaver Hunt from the 1980s.
This is something women have been told is their fault. “If you weren’t a slut, that wouldn’t have happened.” Women have had close to zero support from the tech community or the legal community, police and legistlators.
It’s a disgrace how long it took to start shut down Revenge Porn sites and it’s a disgrace how long our culture has said, more or less “it happens to women, so I don’t care, besides, I might want to go have a look myself.”
Along comes Ashley Madison. A site where (overwhelmingly) men could sign up to be adulterers. So, of course, there was an immediate response to the effect that these men got what they deserved for being wanna-be cheaters, am I right? Because, hey.
No. I am not right.
The response was outrage from the tech community that this happened. Why, credentials were stolen and put up on pastebin and OH MY GOD, these men might be shamed for private behavior!! What an outrage THIS MUST BE STOPPED!!!
Well, gentlemen, where the hell have you been all these years?