HARASSMENT HELP RESOURCE
Disclaimer: If what you need is legal counsel, this resource should not be used as a substitute for talking with your lawyer or local law enforecement. If you are in need of theraputic help, please see my Health, Abuse, and Therapy Resources page for more information. As said on my other resource pages, I am simply an adult content creator who wishes to offer resources to help my fellow humans in times of potential or immediate crisis related to taboo artistic expression.
My fiction is not real, the people in my fiction are not real - my actions are real, helping my fellow creatives is real.
No one, and I mean no one deserves to be abused for their artistic expression.
I'M BEING HARASSED - WHAT DO I DO?
Take a deep breath.
Regardless of your anxiety and hindbrain screaming that you that you are in immediate, life-threatening danger - you are not in immediate, life-threatening danger. A harassment campaign has either started, or is in progress - what do you do?
For immediate help, I recommend reading through the first link, "If you are an artist who got dog-piled". To summarize Krad's words on what to do: "Ignore the harassment campaign, or temporarily lock down public accounts". Unfortunately, no amount of logic, reasoning, or appeasement will halt harassent that is already in motion. Public response will only stoke the flames.
The links following that one, "Lindsay Ellis at XOXO 2019", and "Contrapoint on Being Canceled" are more about understanding the mechanisms behind harassment campaigns. Why they start, how they start, what happens, how it spreads, and what actions to take (or not). They are primarily two content creators talking about their experiences with, at the time of the videos being made, on-going harassment campaigns.
If you know of any resources that could be beneficial to those facing harassment and targeted abuse that isn't listed here, please send an email to MoltenGoldIllustration@gmail.com with what you've found. This page will be updated on an on-going basis for the forseeable future.
If you are an artist who got dog-piled
Krad is an artist who is intimately familiar with seeing people get harassed and dog-piled, and has written an extensive, comprehensive resource specifically for kink artists who have been, or are in the process of, being dog-piled.
Lindsay Ellis at xoxo 2019
Lindsay talks about her experiences of being the target of an alt-right harassment campaign that, at the time of the talk, still seemed to be on-going. This talk is specifically about alt-right harassment, but can be applied to any kind of harassment campaign in broad strokes.
Contrapoints on Being Canceled
Natalie Wynn discusses the basics, abstractions, and mechanisms of "cancel culture" as vigilante mob justice in explicit detail. She then goes on to talk about her own experience with cancel culture, which, at the time of the video's posting, is still on-going. Natalie's essay is specifically discussing how cancel culture operates within queer community spaces, but can, once again, be applied to any kind of harassment campaign and mobbing.