Marilyn Monroe photographed by George Barris, 1962.
If someone says “I love u” and you say “I love u 2” back, make sure you add “no Bono” so they know you mean that you love them too, not just the legendary Irish rock band U2
This is my cousin Emma. She was diagnosed with a PNET brain tumor in June 2012 at age three. Emma became a sensation in our area with 18k fans from all over the globe on her Facebook page. Through two years of chemo, radiation, brain surgeries, and awful stem cell transplants, Emma never stopped smiling. She loved more abundantly than anyone I’ve ever known and wanted nothing more than to help other sick kids. She was a friend to everyone she met, and she met thousands on her cancer journey. Countless people have claimed Emma changed their lives. She loved cheerleading, ballet dance, animals, and princesses.
Emma passed away on September 15, 2014, just weeks after turning six. Even in her final days, she managed to speak up and make us smile.
I do not want Emma to be forgotten. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In the past two years, I’ve learned what a monster cancer is. No one should have to go through the pain of losing a child. Emma was the brightest soul I’ve ever known and I truly believe she was an angel. It was not fair for this horrible disease to take her from us.
That is a link to Emma’s Facebook page. My mom is still posting and we are fighting like hell to raise awareness for childhood cancer. Please give the page a look. Read some stories, get the facts, find out how you can help.
And, most of all, spread the word. Don’t let Emma die in vain. Please don’t let her be forgotten.
jsyk youtube has a “report” function for people like sam fucking pepper
if you wanna do this, make sure to
- have an adblocker installed
- pause the video as soon as the page loads. do not watch it, any of it
I chose “abuse of vulnerable individuals” but I think it just as well fits under “sexual content” or maybe “harmful or dangerous acts” idk
This video features the repeated unwanted groping and harassment of women on a public street.
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Thanks for taking the time to read this letter. As fellow YouTubers, we have much respect for others who put so much hard work into building their channel. It’s not easy, and you should be proud! That said, we’ve noticed that in your success, there has been a lack of respect in return…namely, for women and girls.
You may have noticed that your latest video “Fake Hand Ass Pinch Prank” has garnered considerable negative attention. In this video, you sexually violate a number of unsuspecting women on the street, many of whom are visibly confused and upset at being touched by you without permission. One woman even says “I don’t like that!” while you proceed to laugh and touch her more. In “How to Make Out with Strangers”, made a year ago, you pressure women on camera to make out with you - again, many of whom are visibly uncool with it. Confused and caught off guard, they painfully follow through with your requests, clearly uncomfortable. In “How to Pick Up Girls with a Lasso”, you physically restrain women on the street with lassos - many of whom look alarmed to be restrained by a stranger on the street.
You’d probably be alarmed too, wouldn’t you? Imagine someone on the street comes up and rubs their hand on your bottom, or a girl walks up to you with a camera and forces her mouth onto yours while you’re trying to figure out what’s going on. Imagine walking down the alley alone, when a guy much larger than you physically restrains you with rope and pulls you toward him. You probably wouldn’t like it, right?
People don’t like to be violated and they don’t like to see their friends and girlfriends be violated either (hence the group of men that tried to beat you up in the lasso video). And yet, history suggests that perhaps you find this humorous. It is very disturbing that we live in a world where the violation of women and girls’ bodies is not only funny, but profitable, and can garner considerable notoriety and views on YouTube.
We are deeply disturbed by this trend and would like to ask you, from one creator to another, to please stop. Please stop violating women and making them uncomfortable on the street for views. Please stop physically restraining them and pressuring them to be sexual when they are uncomfortable. Please show some respect for women’s right to their own bodies. While it may seem like harmless fun, a simple prank, or a “social experiment”, these videos encourage millions of young men and women to see this violation as a normal way to interact with women. 1 in 6 young women (real life ones, just like the ones in your video) are sexually assaulted, and sadly, videos like these will only further increase those numbers.
We realize that people make mistakes, and that sometimes it’s hard to see the ripple effect of one’s actions. We really hope that you will take a step back and consider the power you have to be someone who makes the world a better place. It’s not too late to make a change! We invite you to join us in ending widespread bodily violation that takes place in so many forms all around in the world.
Thanks so much.
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Hello there! I did have a good weekend. Recently I went to see Magic in the Moonlight and found it simply adorable, and then a few days ago I watched Thoroughly Modern Millie and thought that was wonderful as well!
As far as music goes, recently I’ve been enjoying a lot of Elton John. I think he’s spectacular.
Luke, the Force is strong in your family. Pass on what you have learned. There is another Skywalker.
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