There is this Chilean tumblr format website, called porlaputa, similar to the best lolz of tumblr in where a lot of random stuff is posted for the sake of humor.
Ok, it is fun to procrastinate in this shit once in a while, but this site in particular (following a trend I’m aware is kind of popular in this spaces) is becoming in a haven for gay bashers, transphobic assholes and misogynistic scum-I’m afraid there is not any elegant way to refer to those kinds of people.
Now, let me tell you what happened recently. A few weeks ago, following the example and inspiration of the success of the new Gender Identity Law passed in Argentina, activists are in the process of presenting to the national congress a similar law project. In top of that they began to do the Chilean/Latin American version of the It Gets Better Project, in which they are publishing videos and photos from famous and coventional people, in the same fashion of the American event.
A lot of my friends began to take photos of themselves in order to support the campaign, all these media being published in the websites and facebooks of their activist organizations.
And then what happened? This site (porlaputa) took two photos of two friends of mine, where they’re shown with nothing but a sign saying something along the lines “I want a gender identity law, because I want to work, not being discriminated, etc”, and they put THAT as a joke for everyone to laugh, insult and comment.
This is the THIRD TIME I see a picture of a friend in that website for the same purpose. The problem now is that some posters began to publish PERSONAL INFORMATION of those guys, like where they live and work.
One of them in particular has being threatened and subject to violence countless times. I think you all can see that this is not helping anything at all.
I hope that my Chilean followers, if they have some time, could write to the staff of this site and ask them to erase the photos and information, and reblog this to their Chilean followers too. If you don’t know Spanish or don’t know the website, if you could just reblog this to let everyone know their douchebaggery, it will be kindly appreciated.
I’m not posting the links of the posts because I don’t want to put my friends in more danger, but I think you can find out for yourself (in the polémico section). And anyway you also can realize that the site is full of racist, homophobic and misogynistic humor (also they make fun of disabled people). They sell themselves as oh we are so liberal and we support the student movement, their protests and we want to fight social injustice, but all you can find recurrently is this shit.
Yeah nice. Very nice.
Let’s not support this kind of websites anymore please! I hope the photos are taken down soon.