Just a few days after a whiny response to a comment where he claims he has been depressed because he was the victim of "cyberharrassment" Mr. "Autumn" Sandeen is up to his old tricks. This is a behavior he regularly engages in. Now, in accordance with his wishes, I will not quote the rather hilarious email he sent me, but I will also not allow his behavior to go unreported.
Simply put, and I guess who could blame him, he objects to the photo I posted of him. And he made a demand that I remove the photo, which he now tries to claim as copyrighted. Unfortunately for him, he had no such notice on the photo. And even more absurdly, he tries to claim that failure to remove the photo will be taken by him as permission to post copyrighted material from this blog. Such an "assumption" is, totally laughable. Does he really think that such lame threats are going to intimidate me?
And, he further threatened that "quoting" his email would be taken as granting permission to do the same, as well as quoting from other sources, and posting private information about me including photos that were stolen. Unlike the photo I used, which he himself posted, the photo he threatens to use have been mostly posted without my permission. In another words, Mr. Sandeen intends to do what a very vicious cyberstalker engaged in. Another completely ignorant threat. And very possibly illegal. While legally, he has no leg to stand on if I did choose to quote the actual email, I am not going to because it would be considered a violation of netiquette. But legally, I could do so, and he would have no recourse.
I will simply remind Mr. Sandeen that this website carries a very specific copyright notice. He would be wise not to violate it. I don't take kindly to men trying to bully me, or any other woman.
UPDATE: Mr. Sandeen sent me another email, in which he pointed out that the article was "Copyright, the Huntington Post." I simply pointed out to him that he is not the Huntington Post. He further threatens to engage in the same behavior as anonymous cyberstalker (well, anonymous only to a point...I know exactly who it is, but they hide behind anonymous remailers when posting, so I cannot pursue legal action). Stay tuned, this could get interesting. As I pointed out to Sandeen, I don' take kindly to men who try to bully women.
UPDATE #2: I did a bit of poking around after seeing a comment on LGBT Weekly about Sandeen's bullying of Cathy Brennan. It is quite true. The man seems to have no comprehension of how he comes across (not really unusual in transgender men like Sandeen). He has a history of badgering Ms. Brennan. I would find much to disagree her own, but I would never attempt to bully her like Mr. Sandeen does. He has made numerous attempts to force her into emailing him, and such. Mr. Sandeen has no concept of how many women see men, especially women who have had some traumatic experience with a man. I don't know Ms. Brennan's history, but it does appear that Mr. Sandeen could show a bit more sensitivity in some areas, though again, expecting such from an obviously aggressive man is probably a waste of time.