[ExI] privacy again

Michael LaTorra mlatorra at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 18:37:27 UTC 2016

Bravo, PJ Manney!

You have said what must be said. And said repeatedly.

Mike LaTorra
On Mar 10, 2016 1:02 PM, "PJ Manney" <pjmanney at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am disappointed in many people on this list and how they responded to
> this story. Your lack of information and empathy is mind-boggling. Your
> assumptions, based on absolutely nothing more than your biases and
> intellectual compulsions, are a big reason few women participate in this
> forum. The biases usually manifests in subtler ways that I personally
> couldn't care less about, and are not worthy of reply, but this was a doozy
> that demanded response.
> Here is the follow-up:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/08/business/media/erin-andrews-awarded-55-million-in-lawsuit-over-nude-video-at-hotel.html
> http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/10/sports/erin-andrews-dangers-of-being-female-sportscaster.html
> Yes, she won. And for a damn good reason.
> If you actually RESEARCHED THE CASE, Marriott was sued because they not
> only told the perpetrator which room Erin Andrews was staying in, they
> allowed him to book the adjoining room, so he could monitor her. It had
> little to do with peephole technology or other ways of invading the room.
> They broke their own privacy policies at the front desk, and facilitated a
> stalker causing her great pain and career trauma. If you think being a
> woman and having naked pictures of yourself on the Internet against your
> will sound like fun, you have no empathy. It can destroy a person's life.
> And if you think trying to be taken seriously in a male-dominated industry
> with those nude videos floating around sounds easy, you're nuts. Marriott,
> and every hotel chain in the world, needs to learn a lesson here. They make
> women less safe. She deserved every penny to get them to feel the pain and
> reinforce their policies.
> The perp plead guilty to the criminal charges and he has already served 2
> years time. Her more recent civil suit also included him. This is the
> second case.
> Really, was finding this information that hard, that you had to make up
> little stories to demean Andrews?
> I recommend you click on the comments in the second article, click the
> "Reader's Pick" tab and educate yourself. Stalking happens to every woman
> you know, regardless of age, "attractiveness," fame, or status. As Margaret
> Atwood famously said, "Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women
>  are afraid that men will kill them."
> Women have a fear of rape or murder lurking at the back of the minds every
> day. If they say they don't, they're trying not to alarm you, or sound
> whiny, or they rarely leave the house. If you think that's something that
> should change, try becoming part of a solution, and not part of the
> mansplaining mythologizing that demeans women and their life experiences.
> Would you have said the same things if the victim was your mother? Your
> sister? Your wife? Your daughter?
> PJ
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