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Reddit's pedophile problem in the spotlight again: Goodbye, r/jailbait, hello r/preteengirls

Well, not so okay, really.

UPDATE: Reddit has now removed “all subreddits that focus on sexualization of children.” And it only took them six years to realize that maybe catering to peodophiles was not such a good idea.

Yet another Reddit pedophilia explosion, this time centering around r/preteen_girls, a subreddit which is evidently filled with sexualized photos of preteen girls. (You thought the banning of Reddit’s Jailbait subreddit solved the problem?  Nope; Reddit still hosts numerous subreddits catering to pedos.)

The subreddit came under some criticism elsewhere on Reddit a couple of days ago, and countless creeps leapt to its defense.

I don’t have the stomach to dig into this one, but ShitRedditSays is on the case.

Here are screenshots of a bunch of comments defending the subreddit, the pictures, and creepiness itself, collected by SRS regular littletiger. They’re all pretty repugnant, but this one really takes repugnance to a new level:

Here’s an SRS thread discussing the screenshots and the controversy in general.

Many of the defenders of r/preteen_girls have responded to the criticism by angrily asserting that the pictures there aren’t nude or pornographic. Which is not, actually, true, as this SRS thread makes clear. Indeed, here is a screenshot of the incredibly creepy discussion that ensued in r/preteen_girls when one nude picture got posted. (Note: this screenshot shows a small censored thumbnail of the nude picture in question.)

Naturally, all this led to yet more highly upvoted pedophilia jokes, something Reddit already has quite a surplus of.

(Thanks to SRS once again for pointing me to this comment.)

Here’s a discussion of the original thread (in r/wtf) in which some questioned the propriety of Reddit hosting a forum devoted to suggestive and possibly pornographic pictures of children; and another SRS thread highlighting one of the creepier r/preteen_girls defenders. (And if you want more, here’s that guy’s highly disturbing comment history.)

For more on Reddit’s pedophilia problem, see my previous posts on the r/jailbait controversies.

Reddit used to be owned by Conde Nast. It is still owned by Conde Nast’s parent company Advance Publications. Why would this publishing giant, which owns dozens of media properties ranging from the New Yorker and Vanity Fair to the uber-wholesome Sunday newspaper supplement Parade, want to associate itself with a site that continue to host forums devoted to sexualized photos of underage girls?

NOTE: None of the links in this post go to r/preteengirls itself; they are all to discussions of it elsewhere.  None of them link to any of the pictures in question, though one, as I noted, contains a censored thumbnail image of one picture posted there.

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Kyrie
Kyrie
8 years ago

Hey, I agree with nature-boy! Well his last sentence at least. We should protect kids because, well it’s bad for them.
And there is no context!

But how do you raise a kid to be heterosexual?

Holly Pervocracy
8 years ago

Plenty of children have been sexually abused under the pretext of teaching/forcing them to be heterosexual. 🙁

exploreunnature
8 years ago

Both robots and clones must have unique specifications and they must be consistent with each others sexuality from younger ages, that is not right. They must raise in a robosexual way. Supercomputers must teach them to accept the real unnature of sexuality from younger ages. We must protect clones from humans because of sexually amusing them may not complicate their future sex life.

darksidecat
8 years ago

Hey, I agree with nature-boy! Well his last sentence at least. We should protect kids because, well it’s bad for them.

Except the “evil” which he wishes to prevent isn’t psychological, physical, or emotional trauma, it’s their own queerness.

Kyrie
Kyrie
8 years ago

@HP&DSC: My question was half rethorical and half sarcastic, and implied to respect the “don’t abuse kids, especially sexually”.

@exploreunnature: why can’t humans amuse the clone? And clones are humans! (clones of humans at least) Equality for all!

Emetique Necrotica
Emetique Necrotica
8 years ago

“Waaahhh let us be assholes!!11”.

I guess none of these fucking pricks have little sisters/cousins/nieces/whathaveyou, because if they did, guaranteed they wouldn’t greenlight that bullshit. Then again, I wouldn’t put it past them, because nothing surprises me anymore.

I have a seventeen year old sister and a cousin who’s turning 12 years old in June. For me, it’s difficult to perceive either one of them as anything else but children. Granted my little sister will be “of age” come August, eighteen is a tricky age because it’s your first year as a legal adult, but you’re still vulnerable as ever because you believe that your recent passage into adulthood means you’re invincible. Naivety attracts the perverts who make believe that they can evade the stigma of being such on a technicality, despite that they still are, in fact, predators. My little sister is a smart girl, and tough when necessary, but that doesn’t immunize her against the sickos. Tons of intelligent women are coaxed into “compromising” scenarios and exploitation by perverts. Never think you’re infallible against being sexually taken advantage of because you can never know…

My little cousin is a preteen, but to me, she’s still a baby. I find myself many times needing to remind myself that she’s already experiencing puberty. She seems so…fragile and innocent, but knowing what freaks inhabit this planet, that makes her a target for them. They see a child, one who is still naive about sex, so they think that because she doesn’t know any better they can fool her into being taken advantage of under false pretenses of simply “being friendly”. It’s disgusting.

So, no, while they aren’t RAPING little girls, they’re encouraging it. By enabling this behavior makes you no better than said rapists. I sure hope none of these assholes never have children, and if they do, their children are removed from them, for the child’s sake.

Where does it stop? So they’re not RAPING preteens, yet, by ogling inappropriate photos of them on a website for the “lulz” until it becomes habit for them to ogle preteen girls on the internet. Ogling begets voyeurism. Voyeurism begets stalking, and stalking begets direct danger, and making lewd comments about underaged and pubescent girls on Reddit already qualifies you as the lowest life form.