OKAY I’m making this rebloggable by request even though it’s mostly incoherent and I might regret this. this allows me to put a trigger warning for rape on here.
Not sure what you mean. But if you’re asking whether I think it’s wrong for people to reblog the posts outing the rapists, or to discuss those rapists, then the answer is no. (Mostly I feel this way because I think people who submitted there did so understanding that that information would be spread, and that was the purpose.) Most of the reblogging that happened while the blog was up was signal-boosting or story-sharing, and of course that’s something I support in this context and was the productive end that the creator imagined.
What I have a problem with is all the people who think they get to have an opinion about anyone’s assault story OTHER THAN “that sucks, that rapist sucks.” Some people did reblog some stuff in order to demand proof. But mostly there is a huge-ass conversation circulating where (presumably) non-involved parties were discussing (again) the reliability and “veracity” of these accusations and whether or not they think that’s the best thing for a survivor to do. Many of them have come to the conclusion that these people are “cruel” liars who are “weaponizing” rape accusations. But mostly, they are turning very real stories of assault and abuse into discussions about whether they think it’s productive or morally defensible for these survivors to out their abusers. And that’s never ever ever okay. That whole “I’m glad we’re having a discussion about this” thing, when it’s used to obscure very material conditions.
Now like, I don’t know all these people, but I don’t need to know them personally to know that they are abusers. Because calling survivors liars is abuse, full-stop. But I would also be really suspicious of anyone whose first impulse is to tell you to not believe a survivor. I’m not “accusing” anyone, but when I see people do that shit, usually they are, you know, trying to cover up rape, and likely a rapist or trying to protect a rapist. I don’t know all of these people, but I do know for a fact that my rapist’s best friend is one of the people questioning the legitimacy and usefulness of naming abusers. And I also saw friends of rapists that I know preemptively make statements about how people use rape accusations as a weapon. Like, that’s pretty bald-faced self-preservation if you ask me.
But mostly what I have issues with is when unaffiliated parties feel like they have a right to “have a conversation” about specifics of other people’s assaults. If you’ve been following me a while you’ve probably seen this happen to me over and over again, because I accidentally have a giant audience. But I want to point out that almost everyone who took it upon themselves to make blog posts about whether I was lying, or unreasonable, was a close friend of the rapist in question. I have thousands of followers and there were no random internet strangers who thought they should “discuss” whether or not I made the whole thing up. It was only people that are friends with my rapist. (Or, in some cases, were paid by my rapist.)
DOES THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION? sorry for not being clearer, anon.