Reader Talks About Ethical Problems With Feminist Deck Kickstarter
Don’t you hate those that are so happy to block and censor and feign affront at everything you do, but yet think they can support rule breakers in their midst?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/322895958/a-feminist-deck is a rule breaking travesty.
You only need to sign onto (or indeed sign up to) Kickstarter and go to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/322895958/a-feminist-deck. Scroll to the bottom to where it says “report this project” and hit that button.
How does she break the rules with this Feminist Deck fundraiser?
“If we get funded, this is where the money will go:
$10000, which is a $150 “modeling fee” for participants.
This part is very important to me. #FeministDeck is about supporting women in the industry, and paying them for the use of their likenesses is the only way for this project to successfully do this.
Most of the women, though, have so far declined payment. For those participants who have decline being paid, this money will be donated to a shelter for unhoused women. As women, we fight the patriarchy best by helping women less fortunate than we are.”
The rules she is breaking around this, are pretty clear
“Projects can’t fundraise for charity, offer financial incentives, or involve prohibited items.
We’re all in favor of charity and investment, but they’re not permitted on Kickstarter. Projects can’t promise to donate funds raised to a charity or cause, and they can’t offer financial incentives like equity or repayment. We also can’t allow any of these prohibited things.”
Pretty cut and dried. She is breaking the rules with $150/person AND by giving it to a charity otherwise. In both instances breaking the rules.
She is making a mockery of Kickstarter’s rules and they need to know.
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