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So today I learned that the Mafia was only taken out of complete control of the area where I live about fifteen years ago.

I thought it was at least twenty.

· just talking ·

Of course I have a giant zit growing on my face the night before I have to go sub tomorrow. At least it’s 5th grade, they’re a bit kinder than the older middle schoolers.

Now… if only I could go to sleep at a reasonable time…

· just talking ·

spokanesammirose:

Project Runway 13x08 - The Rainway

Sean Kelly #designersean

Carrie I'm scared. This sounds really petty, but I've been hit on in the past by a couple of youtubers, and it's got nowhere, but how the hell can I learn to trust people when shit like this is coming out from the people you look up to and genuinely have helped you get through crappy points of your life. I don't know what to do, and I'm not even a victim. I can't imagine to think what they are going through right now.
it-never-rains-only-pours

thesonicscrew:

carriehopefletcher:

Unfortunately, we can only control our own actions. We need to teach younger generations to respect each other and not to use and abuse each other but at the same time, there are already people out there in older generations who have already learnt the wrong ways in which to interact with people so we also need to teach younger generations to be aware of the situations they may potentially find themselves in and what to do should they arise. I will be making a video when I get a chance this week about the responsibilities we all have as viewers and creators, guys and girls, younger and older generations because I think everyone’s starting to forget that yes, we may start making videos as a fun thing that we don’t expect to go anywhere, but with each new subscriber and as the audience grows, we have more of a responsibility to make sure that we know exactly the sort of person that’s watching and how old they are, and adjust our content accordingly whilst still maintaining ourselves and our own morals and beliefs within them.

We don’t get to choose whether we are role models to other people. Someone I once knew struggled to grasp that concept and it really bugged me. Just because you don’t feel worthy of the title “role model” that doesn’t change the fact that someone else does think you’re worthy of that title and will look up to you regardless of whether you think you’re worthy of it or not. So, we then need to either remove ourselves from any situation in which people could look up to us in that way if it makes us THAT uncomfortable i.e. stopping making YouTube videos in which we encourage people to watch and listen to us or B. adapt to it and rise the responsibility of making sure our content is safe to watch for our audiences. This is not to say we’re perfect and will never do any wrong. We’re still only human, of course. But at least then we’re more aware of the people watching us and we know that what we’re offering for them to watch is safe and okay.

The way I think about it is, I have a nephew now and when he’s a older, say around thirteen, I won’t swear in front of him or talk about things that he shouldn’t hear about at thirteen years old and that is exactly the same way I will treat my audience in my videos because, even though there are a lot of people watching me who are my own age, the majority of people watching are aged between 13-18. Just because I don’t know my audience on a personal level, that does not give me the excuse to treat them any differently from the younger generations of my own family who I want to see grow up into respectable adults who know what it is to respect someone and treat them accordingly. I feel like YouTubers especially are forgetting that their audiences are made up of PEOPLE. Not shapeless, faceless beings who they can talk to however they choose because “if someone doesn’t like it they can just switch off”. There’s a major difference between someone not liking your content because what you’re presenting them with is not their cup of tea….and purposely putting on a persona and creating content that people aren’t meant to like and that are designed to make people feel awkward and uncomfortable. And we certainly should call out the people are aren’t treating their audiences well and respectfully, whether that’s through their videos or on a personal level, to make sure this community is safe for everyone involved. 

Anyway, that’s just a portion of what I think on the subject but in reply to your message, you may not be responsible for YouTubers hitting on you but you have a hand in telling them to stop because it makes you feel uncomfortable or removing yourself from contact with them by blocking numbers and accounts. But everyone is individual and Youtuber isn’t a breed. We’re all very different from each other and there are a lot of people who make videos who aren’t asshats. I just hope that everyone takes a step back and re-evaluates the way they treat not just their audiences but their friends too. 

XXX

right feck it, I just wanna say something:

this response is the biggest load of nothing and is a fine example on how to completely dodge a question

This past week or so I’ve been getting more and more annoyed with larger YouTube creators with massive audiences of impressionable young viewers (the most vulnerable, in fairness) who are 

a) only addressing the issue of sexual abuse within the YOUTUBE community on places like Twitter or Tumblr, where a fraction of their audience is, and 

b) If they do address it, make big massive generalised posts like this which don’t address or tackle the issue at all, simply dance around it and give the most broad, inoffensive answers they can

 I will be making a video when I get a chance this week about the responsibilities we all have as viewers and creators

That’s lovely Carrie, really, but i feel that as someone who has cultivated pretty much this “big sister" vibe and is such a role model for hundreds of thousands of young girls, that’s not enough. 

I personally feel that there needs to be a video addressing the issue of sexual abuse by creators directly, basically being

"over the past year, THESE people have done THESE things, it’s horrible and disgusting and i want to try and do my part into making sure this never happens again"

Tell these young people HOW WRONG it is for any creator to be coercing, manipulating, abusing their viewers in these ways, HOW WRONG it is to victim blame, WHAT TO DO if they ever feel they have experienced these things.

I mean just search “VeeOneEye” on twitter and look at the amount of people still defending him. It’s insane.

And it’s not just Carrie, (this answer just happened to spark off this post) but people like Zoella, Alfie Dayes etc., they have MILLIONS. LITERAL MILLIONS of viewers who look up to them for advice.

Just because a serious video like that might not fit your “image” or into your video schedule is NO EXCUSE not to make one.

Earlier this year there were other abusers outed. And I know people will say “oh but there were videos made about Consent and YouTube culture and stuff” but these were just too broad and ultimately allowed everything to blow over. 

I really don’t want that to happen this time.

Jason and Sam raped people. This is a crime. Plain and simple. Massive creators literally have the power to help prevent this from happening again. 

So DO something about it.

Hits the nail on the head.

Part of me wonders if Carrie feels similarly to how I do, that is SO INSANELY HARD and makes you want to throw up at the thought of calling people out, particularly when you actually knew people who were outed earlier this year. That she’s being vague because it IS hard, it makes it real.

But Carrie’s audience is bigger than mine. And she has the power to do a lot more. And there are a lot of people who are remaining silent who have a larger audience than most of us, and it’s making it a bigger problem.

nethilia:

We as a writing society need to bring back Girl Gangs Doing Shit Together in book series. The late 80s/early 90s was BOSS at that shit.

sonic-screwdildo:

do other girls actually go to bed with their bras on or is that just in movies because i would never wear a bra to bed its like going to bed with tape on your mouth

intrikate88:

shardsofblu:

agentrromanoff:

favorite action sequences
↳ captain america: the winter soldier - nick fury is attacked

Look at this. JUST LOOK AT HOW FUCKING BADASS THIS IS.

But you still truly fear for him, because this shit happens right in the middle of a city in broad daylight, where they’re gonna riddle him with bullets and tear him into pieces. And how most people would then regard him simply as a common criminal rightfully pursued by the police, who deserved the very public execution he’s about to get.

There’s a lot to be said about how they chose the “police” machinery to take down Fury, while Steve and company was pursued by nondescript Hydra thugs and the presumably private STRIKE team. They would have absolutely no problem to murder Fury then and there, but with Steve they know they simply cannot do it when there are witnesses around.

Not here, they say for Steve Rogers. But right here and right now for Nick Fury.

And also? Before the attack, Fury sees the white cops eyeballing him in his nice SUV and says “you wanna see my lease?” This man has decades of experience in intelligence operations. He’s been lead developer on an international security-based predictive analysis program. He’s an operations mastermind. 

AND NICK FURY DOESN’T SEE THIS ATTACK COMING BECAUSE THE WARNING SIGNS LOOK EXACTLY LIKE THE AVERAGE INSTITUTIONAL RACISM HE SEES ON A REGULAR BASIS. 

jiqinwudu:

my friend asked,”girl!steve and male!natasha in their casual wear

woshinana:

By ASH

OHMYGOSH I’M IN TEARS ~ Royal Family <3~

whatifigetbored:

stevesbuck:

captain america | crack!vid

this is literally the most perfect thing I have ever seen

thosegeorgiastarstoshame:

ebonyisanadjective:

radianteternalsilverwolf:

mudokun:

fallon-ashby:

homestalia:

wwooper:

fluffy-moose:

catchingarrows:

yiffparty:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

anotherstateofconsciousness:

yooo everybody. my mom and i were goofing around and found this seriously FUCKED UP site. all your information, (phone number, nam, address even) is available for 2.99. like everything. please watch this video on how to remove it. (im not sure if it’s there for minors, but if you’ve ever owned/rented a house you’re definitely there. it’s worth checking it out to make sure.)

video on how to remove information. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPFLagxnDsA

fucked up website: http://www.spokeo.com/

also, if you’ve lived in more than one place/state it has you multiple times, remove all of your profile things. (it had my mom 4 times, all over our state. even from when she lived in a house 9 years ago.)

psa over.

SIGNAL BOOST THIS SHIT

YES THERE ARE MINORS ON HERE ALSO I JUST CHECKED ME AND IT HAS MY ~PERSONAL~ INFO ON THERE

This is very concerning. I just spent the last ten minutes removing my entire family (including my 14-year-old sister) from the site.

Cool Mom Tech has a guide on how to take your information off the site if for some reason you can’t watch the above video.

Just to inform everyone, it’s American only, but it’s real. I’ve found 3 of my friends already with this sight and the only reason I knew it was them was because I happen to have their address. PLEASE CONFIRM IF YOU ARE ON THIS SITE AND IF YOU ARE, REMOVE YOURSELF. NOW.

I’m screaming internally because I just searched up a handful of my friends who live in America.. and found every single one of them without fail. This is scary.

For my American followers

This is creepy as hell and completely legit. Please take the time to remove yourself from this list.

I just googled it and yeah. Now I can see a real meaning behind the saying ‘don’t give out personal info on the internet’..though in these times it’s difficult not to

THIS IS SCARY SHIT. This could be how my ex has been getting my information for a long time… ITS DANGEROUS. I JUST CHECKED IT OUT AND ITS REAL. IM ON THERE, MY FAMILY IS ON THERE. THIS IS NOT OKAY.

I GIVE ZERO SHITS IF YOU AREN’T FROM AMERICA YOU ARE FUCKING SIGNAL BOOSTING THIS THIS IS SO IMPORTANT THIS IS HOW STALKERS OPERATE OH MY GOD SIGNAL BOOST

this is real. very real. i just searched a bunch of people I know, including myself, my parents and other relatives. If you pay the fee you can find out VERY PERSONAL THINGS. THIS IS NOT OKAY.

· reblog ·

damelola:

think-thank-thunk:

Hey kids, as we approach Halloween I just wanted you guys to be careful and say DON’T FUCK WITH SPIRITS. Don’t mess with Ouija Boards, don’t talk to no dead people, don’t fuck with demons, don’t summon shit, don’t dick around in abandoned buildings. If you are considering a thing, just think, “would a white person in a horror movie do this thing?” If the answer is yes, then don’t do the thing.

Random Things the Signs Would Say/Do

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