Sunday, August 2, 2009

Upsetting Comment and RAINN publicity

I'm not sure what to do with this. I woke up to an anonymous comment alerting me that one of my donors was a sexual offender. I can't not address that, but I'm not responsible for the people who gave to a wonderful cause through my blog. I won't republish the comment, but it'll stay, I guess. I certainly can't get into legal issues and slander.

I'm sort of reeling. This is a serious fucking issue to me, because of a loved one. I feel helpless. My actions are just gestures, but I've installed a RAINN banner on the blog permanently, to honor the far too many people I know who've been affected by sexual crimes. I'll go make a small donation to RAINN and ask my readers to do the same.

Bloggers, there are a few great banners and ads you can take from the RAINN site. They have a really cool program for web volunteers I've been hoping to try out, too.