Sometimes, the bad guys actually get punished.
Remember Richard Brittain, the creepy Countdown champion and obsessed stalker? I took my post about him down at the request of his victim, but I knew we’d hear more from him soon. Unfortunately, it’s happened: a woman wrote a negative review of his fantasy novel, so he tracked her down and attacked her.
The writer of the World Rose is arrogant. SO arrogant, in fact, that my review hit him where it hurts a little to hard. In return, he found out where I worked through Facebook, came from LONDON to where I live in the east of Scotland, and attacked me by hitting me over the head with a wine bottle from behind. Not a word or a sound. And then he left. I had to be taken to hospital to receive medical treatment for it, which included several stitches in my head.
Brittain was arrested, but he’s now out on bail. The woman is pressing charges. I expect he’ll be locked up for a while.
Julien Blanc, another creepy dude who makes money with seminars about how to abuse women, has been deported from Australia. His next planned stop is Japan — yeah, the guy who bragged about how you can anything to Japanese girls, is going to Japan — but let’s all hope he gets kicked out of there.
4channers are pathetic and awful. One of them, David Kalac, murdered his girlfriend and posted photos to 4chan. He’s been arrested, and I can’t imagine him getting off.
Unfortunately, justice is not perfect. The creeps at 4chan have used photos of the dead woman to make memes.
Artie Lange (Who? Some third rate comedian who got his start as a sidekick to Howard Stern) used Twitter to babble obscene, racist ‘humor’ about an ESPN announcer. He lost a gig with Comedy Central and has been banned from ESPN. Now he’s placing the blame on “PC groups” who are “ruining the country”.
I know! He should send his tale of woe to Sam Harris!
The tropes are coming fast and thick, though; all of these guys have defenders, which I find bizarre. One of the most common defenses is to blame the victim, to drag out that nonsense about “professional victims” — there’s no such thing. But I’ll point to a really good storify that turns the tables: there are no “professional victims”, but there are definitely professional victimizers. The real profiteers are the people who have monetized accounts on Patreon and Youtube who are raking in surprisingly big bucks with popular videos about how evil Anita Sarkeesian, for instance, is.