NZGirl wants us to do their job for them

“Jenene” of NZGirl has responded to yet more criticism of that site’s fucked-up marketing campaign on 30 Days of Kate with the following:

No under age girl is allowed to post, nor has posted. I’m happy for you to send me any images that you are concerned about.

Here’s how it is, people.

A site marketed as “for girls and women” encourages its readers to send in pictures of their boobs for public posting.

This site institutes absolutely no safeguards to ensure that the submissions are genuine or legal beyond an absolutely terrifying “I accept the terms and conditions” button.

This site then proceeds to ignore, insult, and defame its critics who try to point out the extreme skeeviness of this campaign.

Pictures submitted end up on porn sites.

The NZGirl editorial team accuses a feminist critic of posting them (in wonderfully passive-aggressive tones).

Finally, an editor at NZGirl denies that any of the photos can be underage or used without permission, without explaining what, if any, vetting or investigation they have done to establish this …

And then makes it our fucking job to send her any photos we are concerned about.

Guess what, Jenene?

Your site making your readers unsafe is

YOUR

FUCKING

RESPONSIBILITY.

Boganette has also updated her most excellent post on the matter with further shenanigans.

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6 comments

  1. Stef

    And an added pet peeve why the fuck are they calling those who post pictures of their breasts as being ‘brave?’

    Naive, gullible more like it.

    • QoT

      I guess one could argue that it’s brave to put your breasts out there into cyberspace in the hands of people with no sense of online security of information or judgement.

  2. notafeminist

    If there’s one thing we don’t have enough of on the internet, it’s faceless women’s body parts. Thank the lawd for NZGirl selflessly filling this niche.

    • Boganette

      Hahaha I LOL’d.

      I just think it’s sad that when women come to here concerned she seems to just blow off their concerns (and blame me for the pics). Of the posts I’ve read on women who put up pics of their breasts they’ve often said they didn’t think too much about doing it. If a warning came up when shots were uploaded saying: ‘once up, these photos will be used on porn sites’ do you think so many women would have put their pics up? I’ve put photos on the net before a regretted it. But I think NZGirl encouraged women to do this without making it clear to them that those pics WOULD make it on to a porn site.

      • QoT

        I know assumption is the mother of all fuckups, but I still think it’s not unreasonable to assume that a website, run by allegedly web-savvy communicators who appreciate the need of some for anonymity and claim to be “feminist”, would have safeguards in place to protect images uploaded by readers. And if *I* would make that assumption, a shit-tonne of less-cynical teens and women are going to do the same.