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graffiti vandal strikes Yosemite


Clifton Santiago · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2010 · Points: 0
Dallas Branum wrote: Sexism against men doesn't exist (just as reverse racism doesn't exist.) Sexism isn't just prejudice based on gender... it's prejudice based on gender, combined with power. Sexism is systemic, institutional, and far reaching. It's prejudice being directed toward an oppressed or marginalized group (in this case, women.) You can't have sexism against men, because men hold (the majority,) of power in our society, and their gender isn't used to discredit or oppress them (generally.) It very damn well can be, especially if it's coming from a place of internalized sexism. Is ‘Bitch’ an Example of Internalized Sexism?
So true. It's unfortunate that the patriarchal status quo conspired to overpower natural processes and brutally established a tyrannical coda governing Mother Nature. If only the power had flowed naturally from the Goddess to her daughters. It wasn't until the penetration of the phallus, which created evil, that women were forced to protest gently the dominion of men through creative childbirth, and art. Lo, if only there were more allies willing to speak on behalf of the trampled flower, perhaps there would be no more masculine overlords conquering, bloodletting, twirling mustaches, and posting.
Charles Hightower · · Newburgh, IN · Joined Oct 2014 · Points: 50

Hopefully her actions won't effect our access to rock.

Tony B · · Around Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 23,195
B-Mkll wrote: It's far too easy to crucify someone online without paying attention to how you would react differently if this was your friend, sister, daughter, girlfriend, etc.
Same way. But admittedly, I say that from the comfort of knowing that nobody I associate closely with would do such a thing, with the possible exception of my 22 month old who, as it so happens, creates art with about the same level of quality/appeal.
Peter Blank · · Grand Junction, Colorado · Joined May 2008 · Points: 470

Most of you are effing ridiculous with your self-righteous mob justice mentality decreeing "throw the girl in prison". Does a 21 year old girl that didn't commit a violent crime really deserve jail time? NO. Get off your shocked high horse and get some perspective. And it'll also be tragic when the NPS charges her as a felon for defacing a park and then the next day build another parking lot.

USBRIT Ross · · Keswick Cumbria.UK · Joined Apr 2001 · Points: 21,411
Peter Blank wrote:Most of you are effing ridiculous with your self-righteous mob justice mentality decreeing "throw the girl in prison". Does a 21 year old girl that didn't commit a violent crime really deserve jail time? NO. Get off your shocked high horse and get some perspective. And it'll also be tragic when the NPS charges her as a felon for defacing a park and then the next day build another parking lot.
Well said.
Marc801 C · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 65
USBRIT wrote: Well said.
How would you feel if she tagged the side of your house with her vandalism?
Scottmx426 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 0

If she did it once maybe jail time would be excessive but she's such a repeat offender who knows very well it's highly illegal. She even jokes about it. And like some one suggested to consider. If a friend of mine did this what would I do?... shake my head and think they deserve what's coming. She's a complete idiot which has nothing to do with being female. Just brainless, selfish and inconsiderate.

Furthermore, building parking lots is completely beside the point. That goes through permitting processes, environmental impact analysis, is done for public use and ultimately is not illegal.

Marc801 C · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 65
Scottmx426 wrote:Furthermore, building parking lots is completely beside the point. That goes through permitting processes, environmental impact analysis, is done for public use and ultimately is not illegal.
+1
Perfect example of a false equivalency argument.
Marc801 C · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 65
B-Mkll wrote:...how you would react differently if this was your friend, sister, daughter, girlfriend, etc.
That's the one part of your post I disagree with. I would expect that my friends and family wouldn't be such incredible repeat assholes. I'd be shocked if they were, and if they did the same thing Casey-the-Nozzle Nocket did, I'd react the same and expect them to scrub off every micron of paint on their own dime plus pay a nice hefty fine.
BruceH · · New Harmony, UT · Joined Mar 2011 · Points: 45

"Nature photographer Michael Fatali started a fire under [Delicate Arch] in September 2000 to demonstrate nighttime photography techniques to a group of amateur photographers. The fire discolored portions of the sandstone near the arch.[7] Fatali was placed on probation and fined $10,900 in restitution to the National Park Service for the cost of cleanup efforts.[8]" (From the Wikipedia entry regarding Delicate Arch.)

Mr. Fatali had also been sentenced to read all MP threads that included posts pertaining to: 1) misogyny, 2) the proper fate of gear left at crags, 3) bolting, and/or 4) Alf, but that punishment was overturned on appeal on 8th Amendment grounds.

Luc-514 · · Montreal, Quebec · Joined Nov 2006 · Points: 9,186
BruceH wrote:Mr. Fatali had also been sentenced to read all MP threads that included posts pertaining to: 1) misogyny, 2) the proper fate of gear left at crags, 3) bolting, and/or 4) Alf, but that punishment was overturned on appeal on 8th Amendment grounds.
At least it wasn't RC.com or (shudder) the taco!
bheller · · SL UT · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 951

There are always consequences for our actions... she'll get what is coming to her. Its hard to know what the actual and lasting consequences will be for the decisions we make (good or bad). I'm sure she has a fair amount of suffering ahead... hopefully she will walk away intact and with some wisdom. I'm sure the rock will be (relativeley) fine- it seems a lot of people would be willing to undue her messes- myself included.

I really do despise vandalism and especially nature "art". Hopefully she makes it out of her self-created mess okay... the fact that she has behaved this way hints at some troubling imbalances. Everybody has a back-story. I'm sure all of us (some many decades) ahead of her in age can agree we made some incredibly stupid decisions in our early adult years. May she pay for her mistakes and no more!

nruea · · . . . CO · Joined Feb 2010 · Points: 336

You guys feeling (“providing”) the need to speak for (“rescue”) and protect the female population over some dude’s comments (fueled by frustration and anger).
Lol, that’s one black pot.

USBRIT Ross · · Keswick Cumbria.UK · Joined Apr 2001 · Points: 21,411
Marc801 wrote: How would you feel if she tagged the side of your house with her vandalism?
Well mate its her idea of art ,its not to my taste, but I would not get my knickers in a twist like some of you chaps . I would just clean it off my house,not fine her or have her sent to prison (only in America !). If it is acrylic it should be quite easy to remove. Personally I am in agreement that the NPS or similar do more damage to the wilderness areas with their own artistic projects even if they are legal (example the parking lot in Indian Creek) than this one misguided artist.From what I see Americans from the very early pioneering days including the native Indians have scribbled,painted and chipped their stuff on just about every bit of suitable rock, and still continue to this day on tunnels, rail cars etc etc . This is the tradition that this misguided city person was following ....is it not?.. How about going after all these bloody gas/oil rigs blocking easy access to such places as Hell Roaring Canyon near Moab ...but of course they are legal!
Altered Ego · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2008 · Points: 0

"A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." Albert Einstein

Tony B · · Around Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 23,195

I'm not a big fan of mass incarceration, or of much of the law or legal system.
But you know, reading the quote above, I'm pretty sure that Einstein wasn't saying that in reflection of a person who took a crap on the front porches of his neighborhood, bragged about it, and then defended the action.
I think the perp in this case should spend as many months traveling (or staying in one place, I don't care) to clean up stuff (like trash and graffiti) as she spent traveling to F%#$ it up. If she won't (refuses to), then that is what jail is for, the alternative sentence, to separate the folks who can't play nice with others from the others.

Tradster · · Phoenix, AZ · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 0
USBRIT wrote: Well mate its her idea of art ,its not to my taste, but I would not get my knickers in a twist like some of you chaps . I would just clean it off my house,not fine her or have her sent to prison (only in America !). If it is acrylic it should be quite easy to remove. Personally I am in agreement that the NPS or similar do more damage to the wilderness areas with their own artistic projects even if they are legal (example the parking lot in Indian Creek) than this one misguided artist.From what I see Americans from the very early pioneering days including the native Indians have scribbled,painted and chipped their stuff on just about every bit of suitable rock, and still continue to this day on tunnels, rail cars etc etc . This is the tradition that this misguided city person was following ....is it not?.. How about going after all these bloody gas/oil rigs blocking easy access to such places as Hell Roaring Canyon near Moab ...but of course they are legal!
And what if it costs you 3K to have the house repainted? You must be a millionaire or have no respect for your own property. If I caught someone vandalizing my house, they'd be held at gunpoint until the police arrived. And then I'd also sue them in civil court just to really screw them over financially. You comment really has no logic to it. Comparing Native American art to a graffiti tagger is sophomoric at best.
Paul H · · Pennsylvania · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 5
Tradster wrote: And what if it costs you 3K to have the house repainted? You must be a millionaire or have no respect for your own property. If I caught someone vandalizing my house, they'd be held at gunpoint until the police arrived. And then I'd also sue them in civil court just to really screw them over financially. You comment really has no logic to it. Comparing Native American art to a graffiti tagger is sophomoric at best.
Ah, spoken like a true American. Are you going to shoot them if they walk away?
Dankasaurus · · Lyons, CO · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 85

She is an ignorant lawbreaker who deserves the appropriate punishment via due process.

It's a shame that the hypersensitive grievance zeitgeist is so prevalent here. Why doesn't everybody just shut up, and turn off your smart phones for a couple days?

Craig Childre · · Lubbock, Texas · Joined Aug 2006 · Points: 4,930

This makes me super angry.

That said, I'd like her to see a healthy fine, and a fat helping of community service, specifically cleaning graffiti in all the parks she violated.

The rest of this is just noise by my perspective.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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