I hereby take the following pledge:

I promise not to look you up on the internet using Google or any other search engine, then post a link to your name, address or other personal information. I also promise not to post disparaging comments about you however couched to make them “appear complimentary” and then claim it was just a joke, or an exercise of my right to free speech in the comments section of another blog that called me out for being a royal jerk. And I would never follow that post up with a second one which implicitly suggests your misdeeds are the equivalent of a mother arrested for neglecting her children, or to the people who allegedly caused a young woman to commit suicide.

And it’s not because I’m a liberal or a conservative or an alien from Mars. It’s not because of any “peculiar aesthetic” on my part either. It’s because doing stuff like this to hurt another person, invading their privacy in this way merely to satisfy some weird desire for revenge, is just flat wrong.

You know the difference between right and wrong, don’t you. It’s what most of us were taught in pre-school or Kindergarten, at the latest. It’s most basic expression is the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. That’s something even an asshole misogynist like this guy should be able to recognize.

At least you’d like to think so.

(Hat tip to Rumproast)

Update [2007-11-18 11:49:53 by Steven D]: Dan Collins has finally removed the link to the woman’s personal information. So Dan, thank you for finally doing the decent thing.

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