I had left a comment on Ernest's thread regarding the repercussions of the hacking of Nina's site....but I have some thoughts of my own that I thought deserved its own space.
What is more stunning to me than even the extent of the attack on Nina's personal property, her life's work, and her activism, is the way in which they have now been so successful that such draconian measures such as totally nuking her forum were necessitated.
This hits me especially hard, since I was not a paid member of Nina dot com, but I was a major contributor to the forum; where me, Ernest, Nina, and many other members would congregate every day and fire off our thoughts and feelings on everything from the political winds of the moment, to Ernest's latest video shoot, to the helpful and sexy advice on sex that Nina has made her legacy doing.
Thanks to these.....gentlemen (or ladies) who perpetuated this deed: this valuable resource will now be gone. Totally. Forever.
It's almost as if those who can't stand the fact that Nina stands tall in defense of her principles and beliefs are capable of doing anything and everything to silence her and her fans.
And what is even worse is that those who could use her activism the most -- namely, those people like me who aren't wealthy enough to afford a paid membership to her site; those of us who can barely afford home computers to escape the filters and blockers that society places on affirmative and progressive sex activism (My local public library filters blocks sites like Ren Ev's home blog and Susie Bright's sites, but allows the likes of John Hagee and Rush Limbaugh and perhaps even these ur-fuckers who hacked Nina's site total uncensored freedom to promote their swill); the ones who would benefit the most from Nina's wisdom, her kindness, her compassion, and her legacy -- they will be the ones who will be hit the hardest by this action.
Perhaps, that was exactly the point.
As I said in my original response, I do hope that somehow Ernest and Nina would reconsider offering at least a minimal public online venue for Nina to continue her (and his) public sex-positive activism; and to that extent I have even offered my own bandwidth to the cause. Nothing would please the censors more, in my view, than to see their targets respond to the acts by silencing themselves even further; I don't think that Nina is one to give up so easily; and I give my full committment to making sure her legacy is duly recorded.
There is a lot more I could say on this...but work beckons.