Episode 82

Dear Prudence, Help! I Can't Stop Pretending To Be A Texas Abortion Bounty Hunter Online


September 20th, 2021

59 mins 13 secs

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About this Episode

Jesse vents about some super serious drama going on with his dad, who doesn't respect his career choices, Katie talks about a delightful Gawker article about a Dear Prudence fakester, some personals go down (from about 29:30 - 36:15), and Jesse runs down his interview with a gleefully unapologetic troll whose chaos-generating online forum seized control of the Texas abortion conversation.

Show notes/Links:

The Prudie fakester: https://www.gawker.com/media/dear-prudie-it-was-me-all-along

Help! My Friend Thinks I Am Stealing Vaccines From African-American Grandmothers To Attend Sex Resorts: https://slate.com/human-interest/2021/03/dear-prudence-daughter-girlfriend-armed-robbery-murder.html

Help! My Husband and I Can’t Agree On What To Name the Baby We Might Get!: https://slate.com/human-interest/2019/11/having-sex-with-nephew-advice.html

My Daughter Is Pretending to Be Demonically Possessed… and I Can’t Take It Anymore!: https://slate.com/podcasts/dear-prudence/2020/07/is-it-weird-to-love-giving-gifts-all-the-time-dear-prudence-podcast

Previous BARPod coverage of Prudie: https://barpodcast.fireside.fm/71

The Goose Post: https://www.thechatner.com/p/i-am-the-horrible-goose-that-lives

Fox News on the sex-masking study: https://www.foxnews.com/health/couples-face-masks-sex-study

Texas's insane new abortion law: https://legiscan.com/TX/text/SB8/id/2395961

After our show went up, our tipster pointed out that he had already done a post about this -- we would have credited him had we known at the time!: https://tracingwoodgrains.medium.com/how-one-tight-knit-circle-of-internet-troublemakers-convinced-professional-journalists-they-were-ac05459aa4c5

“Random strangers can sue any 'abettor' to an abortion anywhere in Texas and collect a minimum of $10,000, plus attorneys’ fees”: https://slate.com/podcasts/dear-prudence/2020/07/is-it-weird-to-love-giving-gifts-all-the-time-dear-prudence-podcast

"Reddit Bans Abortion Bounty Hunter Forum": https://www.vice.com/en/article/jg83bg/reddit-bans-abortion-bounty-hunter-forum

And Insider: https://www.businessinsider.com/reddit-shuts-down-forum-for-texas-abortion-bounty-hunters-2021-9

Kendall Brown tweet: https://twitter.com/kendallybrown/status/1433588701385400327

Steve Silberman: https://twitter.com/stevesilberman/status/1434223870035169282

"Hey Gunslingers come join us on /TXBountyHunters, a new community dedicated to fighting, and profiting from, those who would break the law of our beautiful state": https://rdrama.net/post/12798/hey-gunslingers-come-join-us-on

The subreddit was here -- quickly banned and we can't find an archived version: https://www.reddit.com/r/TXBountyHunters

Celebration: https://rdrama.net/post/13597/vice-gets-bounty-hunted

"I think the key takeaway here is when these journos and abortion enthusiasts see a 'Christian' their brains malfunction and they lose what little ability they had to think rationally": https://taytay.life/post/13597/vice-gets-bounty-hunted/272219//?context=5#contex