John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

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A parable

Once upon a time, there was a young Congressional staffer named Jessica Cutler. Jessica had consentual sex with several men, including some rich and powerful ones, and sometimes her partners would leave her monetary gifts after their sexual liaisons. Jessica also had a blog, and she wrote about her consentual sexual activities and her monetary gifts. When the blog received wide public notice, and she was named as its author, she was widely condemned for her actions. She was fired. She was sued by one of the men she slept with and wrote about in her blog. She was recently forced to declare bankruptcy to protect herself from the lawsuit. All for what she wrote in her online journal.

The moral of the story is that your online actions may have real world consequences. Be prepared to accept them.

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