Anonymous said: How come u guys stop posting? Come on! We need the power of feminism here ;)

The power of feminism isn’t just in posting in one Tumblr ;) Two of us have been in grad school, one had to deal with job transitioning, lagi satu ade anak, so we’ve been busy surviving our lives while living as feminist as possible. 

Most of us have grown up having experienced some form of racism in our beloved country Malaysia. I should know; I’m ‘Indian’. It doesn’t help that I have a ‘hangus‘ skin from spending way too much time under the sun with my camera. Here, I would like say my piece with a focus on the Chinese community.

Only the government had my best interest by reminding me of my roots when I filled out forms. Let’s see, I’m definitely not Melayu even though I grew up listening to quotes of the Qu’ran from my father and celebrate Hari Raya each year with my uncle. I read and loved all the Malay pantuns and folk stories. I’m not even Cina even if I understood Cantonese better than Tamil, grew up watching Chinese films and TVB dramas and looked forward to Chinese New Year. That leaves me with ‘India’ or ‘Lain-lain’.

In primary school I was taught to be ashamed and offended with the word ‘keling‘. I’m not sure how it started really but children only imitate and they must have learned the usage of the word from their elders or friends.

With the Chinese it was always about a superior race and with the Malays it was religion. I remember being pulled to a corner during recess by a group of Malay boys. They grouped around me and started convincing me that if I don’t accept Islam then I will go to hell. Not being able to enjoy sweet sour pork would’ve been hell enough for me so I had to pass.

In secondary school things were a bit different. Growing up, my best friends were Chinese and I never found an incentive to identify myself as an Indian.

I don’t speak Tamil at home and my extended family is peppered with mixed marriages. I grew up living a very colourful life, never needing to remind myself that one culture or the other didn’t belong to me.

I missed out on all the glorious Tamil action films and million-episode dramas on TV and instead religiously followed National Geographic and X-Files. The truth is out there I believed.

Reading Tamil took me an hour to get through a single paragraph and even then, I had no idea what the paragraph actually said. I grew up reading English classics, fairy tales, Malay folk stories from the shelves of books at home. I’m blind without my glasses as a result, but I believe vision is more powerful than sight.

Read the rest of this excellent call-out of anti-Indian racism

notyourexrotic:

amazonjustice:

notyourexrotic:

A followup to this post I made on Tumblr about Justice for Sisters fundraising for legal fees. From the article:

Transgender rights group Justice for Sisters (JFS) claimed that the women were pressured into giving up their appeal for reduced sentences after the judge, Justice Jamil Ahmad demanded that the women  bring both their parents in order for them to be bailed.

“Today was kind of upsetting, the way the judge was giving comments, it was a bit one-sided,” JFS activist Nisha Ayub told The Malay Mail Online on the phone.

“It was a very harsh situation, because they are not yet out to their family members. This town is quite small, news can spread quickly and they didn’t want that for their parents.”

Nisha said all the women had their heads shaved, and they unanimously decided to complete the sentence since they had already gone through such an ordeal.

While the women have not complained of sexual harassment during their prison stay, they say religious officers have been rude, Nisha added.

(Unnamed officials dispute the claim)

From I AM YOU’s Facebook page:

As the 16 transwomen were leaving the syariah court, they informed us to convey their love and gratitude to all of you for your wonderful support. We showed them the news articles and messages of support and solidarity on social media sites when we met them yesterday at the Syariah Court. Your solidarity and support gave all of us hope, and made the sisters realize that they are not alone.

We are speechless by the funds that we have all collectively raised in 48 hours or so for the 16 transwomen. We are amazed by the amount work that each and every one of you have put it by tweeting, retweeting, sharing, liking, forwarding emails, posting comments, writing articles and more. Excellent work everyone! Justice for Sisters would also like to thank all of you for trusting us.

As of 12th June 2014 10:41am, we have raised RM29,916.09. As we only used RM 5,850 for the case, we are happy to return donations (full or partial) if you would like to reconsider your donations. The economy is bad, the inflation is high, and we understand that solidarity is not all about money. You will not be less of an ally if you decide to reconsider your donation. We will contact those who have donated via email by end of today. We still have a few inquiries for donations, which we have yet to respond to. We will respond by end of today too.

We always welcome donations, and all funds will be used for Justice for Sisters activities that include legal assistance, psychosocial support, community empowerment activities, and public awareness raising activities.

RM 3,000 lawyers’ fees
RM 2, 850 pending fine of 3 transwomen

More updates later

the people united will never be defeated

Thanks to you they raised more than 100% of their goal in 48 hours. Thank you for your support!

JEMPOL REPORT: ARRESTS & CONVICTIONS (from IAY’s page):

On 9 June 2014, 17 transwomen (known locally as mak nyah and referred to as such interchangeably within this statement) were arrested at a wedding at a residence in Felda Lui Timur, Negeri Sembilan. Some of the arrested were mak andam (wedding planners) involved in the wedding. The others were invited guests. Customarily, mak andams are a local wedding staple— involved in wedding planning, make-up, and tasks on the wedding day itself (e.g. building the pelamin or wedding platform).

Around 9pm, the wedding continued with a dance called joget lambak. About 30 mak nyahs were present as invited guests. The guests were dancing and having fun.

At about 12am, vehicles repeatedly patrolled the area, which changed the mood of the wedding party significantly.

At about 12:15am, a man arrived, introducing himself as an officer from the Negeri Sembilan state religious department, or Jabatan Hal Ehwal Agama Islam Negeri Sembilan (JHEAINS). Due to the festivities, this announcement was not audible to the entire crowd. However, this man and 20 plain-clothes officers began immediately arresting the mak nyahs present, causing much confusion and panic. The surprised mak nyahs found themselves grabbed by unknown men and instinctively resisted. A few evaded arrest. However, they were also traumatised and injured from hiding behind trees and bushes in the dark.

A few mak nyahs had noticed religious officers pretending to be guests, as they were seen chatting with some of the mak nyahs prior to the raid.

Some of the 17 mak nyahs were physically violated by the arresting officers during the raid. Some said their clothes were ripped. One mak nyah told us she was choked, grabbed by the back of her neck and kicked in the knee to the ground when she attempted escape from the three men arresting her.

One of the arrested mak nyahs wore unisex attire: a pair of leggings, a shirt, and no bra. She wore her hair up in a ponytail. When questioning her arrest, the officers stated her voice, speech (“gaya bahasa”) and her mannerisms resembled a woman.

Although the JHEAINS officers arrived with sufficient means to transport the mak nyahs to the religious department in Jempol (two white vans), they insisted on isolating the arrested in a tent at the wedding while waiting for a police truck. The hosts and guests remarked that this move by JHEAINS was unnecessary and such delay only served to further humiliate these mak nyahs.

The wedding hosts attempted to lodge a police report against the raid and conduct of these officers. But the police rejected their report, claiming there was no foul play in the course of the raid, and deemed the lawn of the house where the wedding took place as “a public place.”

Section 66 reads that any male person who, in any public place, wears a woman’s attire and poses as a woman shall be guilty of an offense and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding RM1000, imprisonment not exceeding six months, or both.

The mak nyahs were detained at the religious department until 10am the next day. No statements were taken. Their mobile phones were not confiscated, but they were forbidden to use them. The mak nyahs were only asked about legal representation at 9am. They were only informed of the law, the fine, and the court procedure between 9am to 10am, immediately before being taken to court. While in detention, they had no knowledge and were not informed of their right to a lawyer or their rights as detainees upon arrest.

However, during their overnight detention, the mak nyahs were subject to verbal abuse from the officers - “Kenapa tak boleh jadi lelaki sebenar?” (“Why can’t you be a real man?”) “Berdosa jadi macam ni” (“Being you is a sin”).

Before taken to the Syariah Lower Court, the transwomen were instructed to clean the room they were detained in. Although they consented, they received further denigration and disrespect by being tasked to empty trash in the department kitchen and a couple of rooms in the department.

The mak nyahs were forced to walk barefoot from the JHEAINS branch in Jempol to the court, carrying their footwear. Although nearby, they had to cross a tar road in the hot sun.

As they have never been arrested under Section 66 of the Negeri Sembilan Syariah Criminal Offenses and did not have legal representation, the mak nyahs pled guilty to the charges. The state prosecutor implored the judge to sentence the mak nyahs severely, under the guise of teaching them a lesson.

16 of the 17 mak nyahs were fined RM950 and sentenced to Sungai Udang prison for 7 days. Should they fail to pay the fine before then; the prison sentence will be extended to 6 months. One mak nyah was a minor and not sentenced to prison. However, she was released on probation and has to present herself at JHEAINS monthly for 12 months.

Ultimately, the state gained a total of RM15, 200 from the raid and arrests of invited guests to a wedding on a house lawn.

We question this raid and the law in its entirety, and also wholeheartedly believe the sentence of RM950 and 7 days of imprisonment per person is too excessive for a group of people who have never been previously charged.

Since their identification cards state their genders as male, mak nyahs are typically sentenced to male prisons and treated as male inmates - shaved heads, no access to hormonal replacement therapy. There is no doubt that this forced masculinization and erasure of their identity will cause a lasting and highly damaging psychological impact to these transwomen.

In addition, their income and reputation have been adversely affected by this ordeal, as many of them have been forced to abandon their jobs as they are serving time in prison. The mak nyahs may even have to compensate their clients who have booked their wedding planning services in advance.

MORE TO FOLLOW

Thank you for the added context.

(via grrraknil)

notyourexrotic:

A followup to this post I made on Tumblr about Justice for Sisters fundraising for legal fees. From the article:

Transgender rights group Justice for Sisters (JFS) claimed that the women were pressured into giving up their appeal for reduced sentences after the judge, Justice Jamil Ahmad demanded that the women  bring both their parents in order for them to be bailed.

“Today was kind of upsetting, the way the judge was giving comments, it was a bit one-sided,” JFS activist Nisha Ayub told The Malay Mail Online on the phone.

“It was a very harsh situation, because they are not yet out to their family members. This town is quite small, news can spread quickly and they didn’t want that for their parents.”

Nisha said all the women had their heads shaved, and they unanimously decided to complete the sentence since they had already gone through such an ordeal.

While the women have not complained of sexual harassment during their prison stay, they say religious officers have been rude, Nisha added.

(Unnamed officials dispute the claim)

From I AM YOU’s Facebook page:

As the 16 transwomen were leaving the syariah court, they informed us to convey their love and gratitude to all of you for your wonderful support. We showed them the news articles and messages of support and solidarity on social media sites when we met them yesterday at the Syariah Court. Your solidarity and support gave all of us hope, and made the sisters realize that they are not alone.

We are speechless by the funds that we have all collectively raised in 48 hours or so for the 16 transwomen. We are amazed by the amount work that each and every one of you have put it by tweeting, retweeting, sharing, liking, forwarding emails, posting comments, writing articles and more. Excellent work everyone! Justice for Sisters would also like to thank all of you for trusting us.

As of 12th June 2014 10:41am, we have raised RM29,916.09. As we only used RM 5,850 for the case, we are happy to return donations (full or partial) if you would like to reconsider your donations. The economy is bad, the inflation is high, and we understand that solidarity is not all about money. You will not be less of an ally if you decide to reconsider your donation. We will contact those who have donated via email by end of today. We still have a few inquiries for donations, which we have yet to respond to. We will respond by end of today too.

We always welcome donations, and all funds will be used for Justice for Sisters activities that include legal assistance, psychosocial support, community empowerment activities, and public awareness raising activities.

RM 3,000 lawyers’ fees
RM 2, 850 pending fine of 3 transwomen

More updates later

the people united will never be defeated

Thanks to you they raised more than 100% of their goal in 48 hours. Thank you for your support!

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Liberation.

theunspokentruthofhumanity:

In light of the recent implementation of the Syariah Law in Bruland, I have been getting a lot of my male Muslim Bruneian friends (who are aware of me being a feminist) telling me how this is a positive change for women, and that I should be in full support of it, particularly because we the womenfolk are /finally/ going to be “liberated” and seen and treated as more than just objects of sex.

I like how they go on to explain to me that this “liberation” comes in the form of the (culturally and socially constructed) “Hijab” i.e. wearing “modest” clothes (which I assume they categorize under decent behaviour since there’s no written law on wearing “modest” clothes) because it helps “cover” women from men’s lustful gaze. (So men can go on doing what they do without being distracted by horny thoughts, astaghfirullah! and because we are solely responsible for the provocation of those thoughts, right? And because making sure that men can go about their everyday lives free from “distraction” is more important than women having the freedom of choice in what she wears without having to worry about being slut shamed or sexually harrased, right?)

I like how they have somehow allowed this idea of their arousal dictate our dress and behaviour and yet have the audacity to call this an act of liberating and not sexually objectifying us.

I like how men keep using my religion to excuse their misogyny and then throw it back in our face as equality.

Up top, men. Up top.

Bolded for perceptive accuracy into the male psyche.

(via bruneifeminism)

Grasping for air

technicoloresque:

tariqk:

mindscalpel:

sisterofdusk:

tariqk:

lightyoruichi:

You know how when you know you’re about to die, and you grasp whatever oxygen left just to survive another second? It’s the same with Lionel today, he wrote a blogpost which was supposed to bring people to visit his site, but let’s just not to that, I’ve posted it below.

Read more here.

Re: why people haven’t made any reports — I think I can answer why, if they haven’t yet — for one thing, Malaysia treats the victims of sexual violence and harassment very, very badly. The default assumption is that the fault is the victims’, not the perpetrator, and while they’ll maybe punish the perpetrator, people will keep badgering the victim about why they didn’t “be more careful”.

The crux of the matter is… sometimes, you can’t. Not to someone you’ve put your trust in. Not in situations where you were too young to know, in a time when no one thought about taking precautions (I mean, really? Friendster photos from the mid 2000s?).

In any case, Serge has done the following:

  1. Said he was hacked.
  2. When outed, said he was performing a “social experiment”.

I dunno about you, but as an old fandom_wank hand, I expect to see some kind of faked cancer or car accident Pseuicide shit. After all, you’ve demonstrated your lack of control over why your reputation is now in the toilet, and then, SIKE, not true, actually your l33t sk1llz in how you performed the Xanatos Gambit on ALL you dum-dums! My true friends would know, of course.

Neither will work, so all you can do is convert all of that hate to sympathy by pretending to struck cruelly by fate, thus reminding everyone of how horrible they were to you while you were “still alive”. You might even be able to score some ph4t l3wt this way.

I’ve been ranty-ranty about this on Twitter today, so it’s better that I post my two cents’ worth here. I know everyone has opinions about this and this is just my perspective, so, read if you want, or whatever. This is gonna be TL;DR for sure.

I did not know @dustyhawk before this. I was only alerted to the existence of the Sweet Young Malaysian Girls blog because one victim sent a message to us at Keluarga Killjoy. The SYMG blog seemed to feature pictures of young girls stolen from social media sites, along with their names and info. This was some serious shit here. It did not matter whether the girls’ accounts were public or private — whatever content they put up was meant only to remain there on their own accounts.

When I saw @dustyhawk’s personal site being linked as a contributor on the SYMG blog, I thought maybe someone was trying to discredit him. Another presumption was that maybe his site was linked because the SYMG blog simply sourced their content from his site. Then I went to his site and saw the Intermission Babes segment, where one of the pictures was that of a topless young girl. I saw a few other pictures of young girls on that site; I didn’t want to venture further. From then on I did not care anymore whether he really was a contributor to the SYMG blog; he got child porn on his own site — he’s also a pedo apart from whomever created the SYMG blog.

He released a statement denying contributing to the SYMG blog but admitting that, yeap, he’s a perv, so what? When I replied to him saying that the issue was not about denial but that the SYMG blog sourced their content from his site and thus he was pretty much culpable, he retweeted me to his over 1000 followers. I immediately assumed that was done in malice. I had (and still have) 50 followers on Twitter and really did not have the energy to engage in a war with a smug pedophile who did not see what was wrong with what he did. I simply locked my account.

Of course there’s a lot of uproar on Twitterjaya. People defending him, people chastising him. Maybe I could be more objective since I’m not his friend, but at first when people were more concerned with him clearing up his name from the SYMG blog, I was really irked. Young girls were exploited and people cared more about a hot suspect’s reputation? And I became very frustrated when, after he admitted being a “perv” and having a preference for young girls, a lot of people readily accepted that at face value and didn’t further question the Intermission Babes segment on his site. Nowhere else had a pedophile been forgiven just by simply explaining himself.

You know what? Fuck that shit. This was why things turned into a shitstorm and people were still in denial when @lightyoruichi posted evidence that @dustyhawk had been the one behind the SYMG blog all along. We think that “liking” young girls is just masculine behavior. We refuse to believe that sexual predators are among us, are normal, are our brothers, fathers, sons, friends. They’re not creepy with us, so we don’t believe that they are creepy with others.

Pedophiles don’t just do straightforward, horrific stuff to children. There’s a pattern, and that includes chatting up young girls at the events you’re hired at as a photographer and making your friends uncomfortably laugh at you for always posting pics of young girls on your social media accounts. Generally, appear like a regular guy, a little bit creepy but not creepy enough for people to suspect you’re a pedo. Even if they do, they’d just brush it off because you know we’re all conditioned to be polite and to mind our own business and, hey, you’re a photographer so it’s your job to take photos of people, and you play on that trust that people give you.

And of course the girls who were posted on the SYMG blog were blamed for posting their pics online. Of course. I have nothing more to say to this except fuck you all who victim-blamed them. The SYMG blog had been up for months before it was taken down and we don’t know how far the pics and the girls’ info have traveled. They will probably have to deal with stalkers for years to come.  And I don’t care that the topless girl already had her pics posted on 4chan and that we don’t even know if she’s a minor — re-distributing the pic was still wrong, and he probably did it to drive up hits — that pic was the most viewed on his site until it was taken down. Moon knows how much money he’s making from these few days alone, which is why — STOP GOING TO HIS SITE.

Word is that there are other creeps in the same community. I’m not in there so I don’t know how serious it is. Just observe the pattern and don’t dismiss it if your friends are creepy. Like, liking-young-girls creepy. Fucking engage with them in a discussion or something rather than let minor creepy behavior slide, because this is what happens, folks. Now that the truth is out, there are countless stories of @dustyhawk preying on young girls for *years*, but no one had ever said anything then because “he’s just a harmless perv”.

A lot of people accused @lightyoruichi of being a vigilante, but the point remains that here’s a guy — @dustyhawk — exploiting young girls for attention and profit and making them prey to sexual predators all around the world. There’s a line between being a perv and being a creepy ass pedo who actively hurts others and he fucking crossed that line.

Am I the only one who noticed that Dustyhawk bears the hallmarks of a predator? I mean, the fact that this guy works as a photographer and goes to events taking photos of young girls really worries me (not to mention that he’s been collecting and cataloguing them as well). Someone mentioned that Dustyhawk uses his work to chat these girls up, claiming it’s part of his job.

This. Is. Bad.

That’s the thing — considering how there was a huge flurry of attention of a recent murder related to cosplay, where the victim was a 15-year old1

Look. The part that struck me hardest was the fact that there were people — some of them rather involved in progressive movements and human rights — who were vociferously defending @dustyhawk and saying that @lightyoruichi was engaging in vigilantism. I saw the unedifying sight of someone who said that they had a hard time believing that @dustyhawk was a predator when he was like “a brother to [them]”… and then coming out later with this piece of news, and making a comment that Malaysians are pedo enablers.

Oh, my god. Yes. Thank you for pre-illustrating your point with your incredibly cogent example.

The problem, the deep, fundamental problem here isn’t the fact that the community that @dustyhawk is in, and the social circles that he frequents, are inherently breeding grounds of abusive behavior. Abuse, especially towards young, vulnerable people, is not something that only affects geek communities — you get it in academic circles, in religious communities, in social movements, in close-knit communities, in kinky places and swingy places, hell, if you’re not careful you see it in feminist organisations as well. Nothing about your ideology, your belief system, how you are structured, what principles you choose to embrace… nothing immunises you from someone coming in to group to prey on your most vulnerable. What stops them… tends to be a process that calls people out on their shit and punishes them, expects them to self-educate and -regulate, and does absolutely nothing to blame the people who are victimised by the predator or abuser.

It means taking seriously the claims of people being abused. It means not jumping immediately to the defence of someone being accused of abuse, because they are “good people,” and you know what kind of good people they are, because you’ve known them since forever. It does not mean that you cover shit up, or stand up for the abuser, because they have done so much for the community, and you don’t want to tear the community apart:

They believed in their church. They believed in their mission. And out of the temptation that comes only to the virtuous, they somehow persuaded themselves that protecting their institution’s various good works mattered more than justice for the children they were supposed to shepherd and protect.

I suspect a similar instinct prompted the higher-ups at Penn State to basically ignore what they described as Jerry Sandusky’s “inappropriate conduct,” and persuaded Paterno that by punting the allegation to his superiors he had fulfilled his responsibility to the victimized child. He had so many important duties, after all, and so many people counting on him. And Sandusky had done so much good over the years …

And we’re not even talking about ministering a faith or shepherding a community, and — thank the Almighty God — we are not talking about outing a rapist or an abuser. We’re talking about a community that, at most, generally dresses up in funky costumes and watches a lot of cartoons, and one guy who decided to stalk and profile the youngest and most vulnerable members of the community. And even there already we had people who were shocked and angered that there were people who were impugning on someone’s honour by accusing without basis, and went on to blame the people who were hurt the most by this — not the abuser, but the young women whose pictures and real names he shared without their permission. And, when the evidence got too uncomfortable, the very same people went on to say that they were okay with it, because… he’s a “perv”2.

If you can’t even get this corrective action right, how am I supposed to trust you with even bigger things? If I can’t even get your commitment to the right of privacy for your youngest and most vulnerable members, how am I supposed to know that you can guarantee that their right to life and freedom from violence won’t be treated the same way?


  1. I’m generally annoyed with the tone of voice that the Star Online has, attributing the murder to “those anime freaks”, when the issue is much deeper than that. 

  2. I get very annoyed with people who say that just because @dustyhawk identifies as a “perv”, so creepy behaviour is acceptable. No, it’s not. Being interested in things that society considers perverted, and enjoying it, in your own space and time, is not the problem. Violating someone’s right to privacy is. Get the difference. 

I have nothing to add to this perfect commentary, except a note that Malaysians seem to struggle particularly hard with rape culture. Victim blaming is so pervasive, it’s hard to make people understand that victims never never ever ask for these things to happen to them. For the most part we seem to have accepted that crime is inevitable. Victim blaming is the thing that triggers the most facebook fights for me, and it’s time we got round to thinking about why.

Who’s behind these blogs

lightyoruichi:

Now, by the time I’m writing this, the blog sweetyoungmalaysiangirls has been removed. The only inkling there is, is the blog http://asians-in-swimgerie.blogspot.com/ which was linked to the sweetyoungmalaysiangirls. 

This post is to serve as a trail on how to prove who is behind the blog, which we all suspected was Dustyhawk.

First of all. Let’s take a look at the site, http://asians-in-swimgerie.blogspot.com/. Obviously, there isn’t any indication to prove the author of the site or any inkling to it.

Next, we pull out the RSS XML feed of the site, which is located at http://asians-in-swimgerie.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default. I’ve embedded the gist below for easier viewing.

Now, we run a search on the feed for the author string. Here’s couple of example:

<author>
<name>Sweet Young Asian Girls</name>
<email>noreply@blogger.com</email>
<gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="http://img2.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" />
</author>
or
<author>
<name>Serge Norguard</name>
<email>noreply@blogger.com</email>
<gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="22" height="32" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zAjD8D475AM/UmCuGxWaCRI/AAAAAAAAE3s/qYaWfaCqiIE/s220/socialmediaphoto.jpg" />
</author>
or
<author>
<name>Serge Norguard</name>
<email>noreply@blogger.com</email>
<gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="22" height="32" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zAjD8D475AM/UmCuGxWaCRI/AAAAAAAAE3s/qYaWfaCqiIE/s220/socialmediaphoto.jpg" />
</author>
or 
<author>
<name>Serge Norguard</name>
<email>noreply@blogger.com</email>
<gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="22" height="32" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zAjD8D475AM/UmCuGxWaCRI/AAAAAAAAE3s/qYaWfaCqiIE/s220/socialmediaphoto.jpg" />
</author>
Now, these names and metadata is directly pulled from the blogger’s Blogger profile, and these are used to identify the blogger’s identity. Now how do we connect this author metadata to Serge’s blogger profile? With the help of Derrick Low from one of the many Facebook post, i’ve found this site where it list most of Serge’s profile, http://www.dandyid.org/id/970 and located his Blogger profile at http://www.blogger.com/profile/13917775209527018197, which list couple of his other blogs. Now, when you pull out the full size profile picture from his page there, it’ll direct you to this link, http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zAjD8D475AM/UmCuGxWaCRI/AAAAAAAAE3s/qYaWfaCqiIE/s220-h/socialmediaphoto.jpg which incidentally is the same link connected to the author profile picture in http://asians-in-swimgerie.blogspot.com. The same author profile and profile picture was also used in sweetyoungmalaysiangirls’s blog. The way Google works, is the URI for your Blogger’s account profile picture can’t be different with any other person because it’s stored only in your own profile. If i were to upload that same image to another new profile, i’d get a new profile photo URL.

Following his explanation here, I think I have couple of question that’s people need to ask him.

  1. During that period of 28 weeks, which were the phones were you reviewing and why is he not contacting those agency demanding explanation?
  2. Why does he has pictures of naked young women on his own blog, dustyhawk.net?
  3. Why do you have pictures of young girls on your Instagram? http://instagram.com/igdustyhawk
  4. Sure you claimed that you’re hacked, why don’t you tell us the details of the device used? Are all of them same (which in that case, does it co-incides with the phone you’re reviewing) or are they different?
  5. Why don’t you post a video screenshot of you logging to your blogger profile and show us the home page of your Blogger Home page here http://www.blogger.com/home?pli=1. Video screenshot to make sure it’s not photoshopped.


Update:

image

Now, many of you might think why I asked him to take a video when a screenshot was necessary, that is because I wanted his browser autocomplete to show me this, which is in the video he posted.

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Sorry bro, my last question….

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For those unknown, it’s the blogger admin console for those blogs. Enough work done. Sleep time.

In which @lightyoruichi, via social engineering & target’s poor OPSEC, provides evidence that @dustyhawk knows more about #sweetyoungmalaysiangirls than he admits…

Not sure if y’all have seen this going around facebook but can we just talk about how creeptastic it is? Facebook says if the photos were public, they can’t do anything about it. And Blogger says they’ll only remove private contact information like cell phone numbers. But it’s super creepy how all these girls are in high school and have their pictures tagged with “Asian”, “young asian”, “sweet young thing” and “teen” - terms I associate with porn search items. As far as I know, these pictures were lifted without their knowledge and consent. I already submitted it to AAGU, but can we get something going to have it taken off the internet? 

Jha’s Addition:

The specific URL for reporting Blogger abuse is here:

https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/82111?hl=en&ref_topic=3030094

Blogger’s Abuse page reads this:

material that promotes hatred toward groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity is not allowed on Blogger.

Fetishization is a form of “liking” a group of people that comes about only if you don’t actually see them as human beings, making them an easy target for abuse.

If you read down to the bottom of the page, you’ll find that a dude named Serge from PJ is credited as a content provider. Whether this means he’s responsible for actually posting or just website design is unclear, that’s still evidence he’s involved in something really hokey, and you can contact him through his website, or tweet him: @dustyhawk. 

So it turns out that one reason why it’s so damn hard to secure East Malaysia turns out to be the very same people the General Operations Forces (GOF) are trying to protect:

GOF personnel based on the island have had bitter experiences with the “white guys” at the resort and complained that they were restricted from entering the premise even to buy food.

"We were told they did not want their guests to see us carrying weapons and that we should keep out of the resort area," said a GOF man who had to depend on daily foodstuff brought from Semporna town, a 45-minute boat ride away.

Now, this sort of shit isn’t exactly something new, where a bunch of white expats come to formerly colonized nations and try to re-enact the same kind of shitty things we violently kicked them out of for graciously accept since we received our freedom for self-determination from them on a silver platter.

And yes, it could really be the head of the GOF trying to shift blame for lackluster work towards a bunch of people who are easily very much resented, but you know what?

They said the well-connected resort owners, employing rude Caucasians in the guise of guests, were breeding anger and inviting more kidnappings not only for money but also revenge.

Totally plausible. Act as if the people who do this kind of work are violent lowly meatheads who deserve barely any courtesy, much less respect, and then start whining and puling the minute blood gets spilled and ransom demands are made. We’ve seen this fuckery before.

Sorry for the long absence. Here’s a piece by Koh Lay Chin that came out two days ago:

These days when young women come across the words ‘feminist’ or ‘feminism’ at all, it is most likely coming out the mouths of international pop stars.

Let’s face facts. Many of today’s young girls and women probably aren’t reading about feminism on great blogs like Feministing, or learning about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s journey as a ‘happy African feminist’.

They don’t know their Greer from their Pankhurst. They probably don’t read about feminism too much, except through news of a protest here and there, and a women’s rights article here and there.

More likely, they would have consumed feminism as a (mini) topic through the following women:

Read more here.