Where do I begin.
So I had the misfortune of finding out that a photo taken of me on vacation by my boyfriend, was stolen and used without my permission here on the lovely r/fatpeoplehate on reddit. It not only disappoints me that people think that this behavior is okay, but that this subreddit even exists and hasn’t been removed at this point. There are TONS of photos of (mostly) women posted there; selfies stolen their personal blogs/facebooks/instagrams what have you (WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION), and posted on this horrible subreddit for people to harass them and leave hundreds of negative comments bravely behind their computer screens where no one can see them. I have always struggled with my weight and found it hard to get dressed and leave my bed some days, and have only recently started to accept the person I am after years of depression and health issues. I feel extremely violated and hurt that someone thought it was okay to take something that isn’t theirs, and use it for their own amusement and kicks.
We have since contacted reddit requesting them to remove this subreddit, but I find that doubtful considering how many removal requests they have probably received in the past for this forum, and it still remains active.
All I ask from you guys, is that you can please signal boost this post and hopefully get this horrible subreddit taken down for good for the sake of the poor unsuspecting people whose privacy has been violated and self worth diminished by these garbage people who have nothing better to do.
Fuck these people. Help me friend and many others who were violated and repost!
How to report this to reddit.
1. You need a reddit account. That’s actually easy to get — you don’t even have to provide an email address if you don’t want to.
2. Go here: http://www.reddit.com/message/compose?to=%2Fr%2Freddit.com
3. Tell them that you’re writing about /r/fatpeoplehate, but I think it’s best to just send it to general reddit mods. The mods for the subbreddit are devoted to keeping the hate “within reddit rules” by avoiding sexism and racism. AMAZING.
Anyway, try to be polite and clear, and avoid things people think of as “tumblr buzz words” such as abelism. This is what I wrote:
"It’s astonishing to me that a website would allow cruel people to simply scour the net for photos of people who are fat, post them on reddit, and make fun of them. These people claim that fat people are fat due to negligence, and that fatness is a serious medical condition, and that it’s ok to make fun of someone you find aesthetically unpleasing — but even if that were true, would they then make fun of people who’d died in car accidence due to negligence? Would they make fun of people who had cancer? Would they make fun of someone who had cleft palate? Also, it should be noted that the majority of these photos, if not all of them, have faces clearly visible, and even without "identifying details" such as names or locations, isn’t a face pretty darn "identifying"? These photos were stolen without consent and reposted here for no other reason than to be cruel. Your site should be ashamed. "
I think it’s best if we focus on the fact that faces are identifying details, and that the defense that “fat people are sick and lazy” doesn’t make sense in the slightest.
I don’t know if it’ll do any good, but I figure it’s worth a try.