• What they say to kids who want pets: Are you sure you're not just saying you want one because all your friends have one? Remember, it's not going to be small and cute forever, it will grow up eventually! It's a living being that will depend entirely on you for the rest of its life. Are you really sure you're ready for this?
  • What they say to adults who DON'T want kids: Oh, you'll want one sooner or later. Everybody does, after all. Besides, babies are soooo cute, aren't they? You'd better hurry up before you get too old!

Anonymous asked:

Do you worry that reporting on the leaks from an account that co-opts a celebrity's image is a bit hypocritical? Obviously it's not the same thing and it's done in good taste but it presents a strange juxtaposition. Just wonder how you feel about it.

swiftonsecurity answered:

I am Taylor Swift. 

[A perfectly fair question, one which I have carefully considered. Whenever I post, I always consider the impact on Taylor’s image and if I’m exploiting it for cheap laughs damaging or embarrassing to her. This has been a central concern since the very, very beginning of the account.

I am exceedingly careful and avoidant in sexual references as well. The computer rack posts are ones I’ve debated back and forth on using, but after seeing them embraced by others I’m more confident in letting them remain. Although I started this account to make some dumb jokes about Heartbleed, I’ve grown to immensely respect her through my research. She is a good person. I don’t know how much it matters in the end, but I regularly get feedback that my work has enhanced her image in the minds of people who follow me. And my work is, in the end, an overall positive.

Regarding reports on the leaks, this is something I considered carefully as well. I started posting after I recognized this was a huge event everyone in the English-speaking world was going to hear about. At that point, there was nothing to do except find something positive in it. My ignoring it would do nothing except throw away what I could offer to the public in this event. That came down to three things:

  1. Identify the methods used to compromise these images in order to help public understanding and personal defensive measures assuming the worst kind of compromise
  2. Looking at my past post history, you can see I am concerned with tech literacy and education of the populace on security matters. This is a “teachable moment” we can use to encourage defensive computing by everyone, especially women, who are disproportionately impacted. Taylor Swift is luckily a figure respected and a great way to draw attention. Early in the event, I was promoting @VioletBlue’s book on privacy.
  3. I have a large reach, far larger than on my personal account. I decided to use it as a platform to fight back against ridiculous slut-shaming because of that.








why am i not the protagonist of an amazing story

you are though—its called your life

shut the fuck up i wanna struggle fighting demons not struggle with getting out of bed every day

but those are your demons

i am hereby naming you as the antagonist and now it is my sole job to find you and hit you in the face with a chair for that bitch ass comment you just made




  • people who are gay can be assholes
  • people with eating disorders can be assholes
  • people with mental disorders can be assholes
  • people who self harm can be assholes
  • people who are disabled can be assholes
  • people who have diseases can be assholes

do not excuse people for being assholes because something is wrong with them or have a hard life

id like to take a moment to thank our lord and savior for this post



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