[tor-talk] Tor and solidarity against online harassment

Gregory Maxwell gmaxwell at gmail.com
Fri Dec 12 02:28:48 UTC 2014

On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 11:04 PM, Ted Smith <tedks at riseup.net> wrote:
> This sounds like a very flaky reason to be not okay with a denouncement
> of online harassment. You might want to reconsider the communities
> you're a member of, if they have to look for reasons so hard for why a
> commitment against harassment of women on the Internet is such a bad
> thing.

I expressed no view that I had any issue with denouncing harassment.
Without context I'm at a bit of a loss as to what exactly it all
means, but I am certainly not okay with harassment.

I am upset that you thought it appropriate to accuse me (or people I
associate with) of being okay with harassment, simply because I asked
for a clarification that this new (?) intolerance of harassment didn't
extend to undermining prior values.

The statement of support was vague-- how would things change? how was
harassment tolerated before? What can I do to help? etc., no doubt
justifiably in the interest of not exacerbating the problems.

Some people read it as saying that it meant things I was sure it
didn't mean. It was very helpful to get a clarification to help put
people at ease.

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