"No, it isn't. Harassment, sexual or otherwise, requires a point where someone does something to a person and the actor is told to stop by that person.
That's the beginning point and there is more to it than that, but you have to meet that requirement for it to be considered harassment as legally defined.
At worst it is Social Flirting."
Here's a link to the original tweet:
Firstly, the guy who wrote that response is a MORON. This is what the ERA has to say about the legal definition of Sexual Harassment:
"Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination.The legal definition of sexual harassment is “unwelcome verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is severe or pervasive and affects working conditions or creates a hostile work environment."
And linkage: http://www.equalrights.org/publications/kyr/shwork.asp
Yeah. That tweet is sexual harassment.
All of this bullshit talk about what is legally sexual harassment and whether or not rape jokes are appropriate or even funny, spawned from Spoony's announcement that he is suspended from TGWTG for 4 weeks due to misconduct. What misconduct you ask? Well, the reason for the most recent complaints about Spoony is the little tiff he had with me on twitter when I got tired of his pity party bullshit and laid into him. If you really want to read that debacle, you can look it up on Spoony's twitter feed. I don't feel like linking it here or providing screencaps at this time.
Needless to say, TGWTG was not amused with Spoony's antics on twitter, which include insulting other TGWTG producers and his fans over the past several months. So, it isn't just the rape joke, or the fight he had with me. It's just an accumulation of shit that he brought on himself.
My thoughts on this are thus: Some may say that I'm unsympathetic because he's depressed because he had a bad break up I was sympathetic in the beginning; not anymore. I'm unsympathetic to someone who won't listen to anyone trying to help and who is only focused on feeling sorry for himself and wallowing in his own self pity. My brother acts like that. I don't speak to him anymore because of it. So, no, I don't feel sympathy for Spoony. He's a self destructive ass hole. Whatever happens to him down the road is his own doing and deep down, he knows it. I said my piece to him. I ignored his minions after he set them on me, and even refused to respond to supportive comments. I let others take actions they felt needed to be taken. My fight with him may have been the straw the broke the camel's back, but the events that occurred after are all because of Spoony. He made his bed, now he must lay in it.
All of us are broken in some way or another. Some of us are so broken that we can barely function. But we do function. Or at least we fake being able to function. Depression is horrible and painful. But it is still no excuse to lash out at anyone trying to help or lashing out at your friends, co-workers, or even fans.
The people over at thespoonyexperiement forums are total fucking morons. One lovely moron had this to say about a tweet that TGWTG producer Spoony about chaining a fellow producer to a pipe in his basement and loving her his way.