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Episode 192: Andrea James's Stalking Website Transgender Map Sure Is Creepy
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Episode 192: Andrea James's Stalking Website Transgender Map Sure Is Creepy

Plus, gay furry hackers make demands.
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This week on Blocked and Reported, Jesse and Katie discuss Andrea James, the stochastic terrorist trans activist with a website and a grudge. Plus, gay furry hackers target a nuclear lab and Saira Rao gets canceled.

Jesse’s fifth-grade yearbook page:

And in cake form:

Engadget: “Self-proclaimed 'gay furry hackers' breach nuclear” lab

Jesse: “The rage behind Transgender Map”

Alice Dreger: Galileo’s Middle Finger

Alice Dreger: “The controversy surrounding The man who would be Queen: A case history of the politics of science, identity, and sex in the Internet age”

Benedict Carey: “Criticism of a Gender Theory, and a Scientist Under Siege”

Jesse: “When Children Say They’re Trans”

Axios: “Exclusive: Using data to track transphobia in media”

Kickstarter: “This Is What Transphobia in the Media Looks Like”

Journalism.co.uk: “Transphobia Project uses data visualisation to zoom in on outlets that spread biased transgender content”

Nieman Lab: “The Transphobia Project uses data visualization to “zoom in on outlets that spread biased transgender content”

Google: December 2022 link spam update releasing for Google Search

Google: A new tool to disavow links


Super specific information about the image we used: We got the photo of Andrea James from her Wikipedia page. The image includes the following “Permission details” (screenshot below):

This work is free and may be used by anyone for any purpose. If you wish to use this content, you do not need to request permission as long as you follow any licensing requirements mentioned on this page.

The Wikimedia Foundation has received an e-mail confirming that the copyright holder has approved publication under the terms mentioned on this page. This correspondence has been reviewed by a Volunteer Response Team (VRT) member and stored in our permission archive. The correspondence is available to trusted volunteers as ticket #2016051210001768.

If you have questions about the archived correspondence, please use the VRT noticeboard. Ticket link: https://ticket.wikimedia.org/otrs/index.pl?Action=AgentTicketZoom&TicketNumber=2016051210001768

On the off chance this becomes an issue, it could not be clearer that Andrea James has given permission for this photo to “be used by anyone for any purpose.” Under Creative Commons, according to the image page, we “must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.” We are following all those requirements: credit goes to Andrea James, a link to the license is contained in this language quoted directly from the photo’s page — “This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license” (click the link and you’ll see that commercial use is explicitly allowed) — and no changes were made, with the possible exception of the photo getting cropped by Substack for the web preview. And obviously we have no reason to believe the licensor endorses us or our use of this image.

Thank you, and God bless.

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Blocked and Reported
Blocked and Reported
Journalists Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal scour the internet for its craziest, silliest, most sociopathic content, part of an obsessive and ill-conceived attempt to extract kernels of meaning and humanity from a landscape of endless raging dumpster fires.