Culture of Pussies: Internet Anonymity

Recently, journalist Adrian Chen from Gawker Media wrote a story that outted one of the yuckiest people on the Internet, a Reddit user who goes by the name, Violentacrez. This guy moderated or created forums with names including Chokeabitch, Niggerjailbait, Rapebait, Hitler, Jewmerica, Misogyny, and Incest. We’re talking horrible stuff. I feel horrible even writing those. Chen identified who this guy was, posting his name and picture online for the world – and his wife and job – to see. Violentacrez was pissed naturally. What shocked me was the reaction of many people online, who felt like Chen violated some weird internet code that states everyone has the right to do whatever they want online, anonymously. To which I cry, FOUL! FOUL, you pussies! When you write or post something online, you should man up to it and not hide behind some made-up, dumb-ass name. That’s what I’m talking about this week, people! I think this is important.