The Ethics of Kickstarter: A Conversation

by tigermanifesto

Conversation about the recent Kickstarter controversy. Very, very dear friend of mine engaging me on this one.

Critical Hit!!


Recently, a kickstarter project to create a ‘dating’ manual called “Above the Game” was revealed to come from a redditor who’s dating advice can only summed up as a manual for sexual harassment and date rape.

“Decide that you’re going to sit in a position where you can rub her leg and back. Physically pick her up and sit her on your lap. Don’t ask for permission. Be dominant. Force her to rebuff your advances.”

The above quote is from an archived reddit post of the kickstarter project’s creator. Kickstarter was first informed by a blogger Casey Malone, whose blog post began the flood of protest towards Kickstarter about the project. A petition that has now reached over 60,000 signatures was presented to Kickstarter yesterday, demanding that the funding be removed from this project. Kickstarter did not stop the project, giving this press release yesterday.

“This morning, material that a…

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