Mainstream media is all abuzz with the news that Rachel Hundley, the former Mayor of Sonoma who is running for re-election to the Council and aims to be a role model for women, has been “slut shamed” with racy photos of her from Burning Man posted on a web site “Rachel Hundley Exposed” (now shut down).
A California councilwoman says someone is trying to “slut shame” her into dropping her re-election bid — by creating a website filled with scantily clad photos of her at Burning Man.
Rachel Hundley, a councilwoman in Sonoma, said she received a threatening email earlier this month, accusing her of “immoral and unethical” behavior and telling her to drop out of the city council race or her candidacy would be “one of full disclosures.”
“I was threatened by an anonymous coward,” Hundley, 35, said in a YouTube video last week, calling the ominous email, “nothing short of extortion.”
The email included a link to a now-disabled website called “Rachel Hundley Exposed,” which she said showed “scandalous” videos and photos mined from her social media accounts, showing her wearing only a bra and underwear at Burning Man, the free-spirited arts and music festival.
The site was seemingly created by an organization called “Sonoma Citizens for Peace and Cooperation,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
In Hundley’s video, which had over 20,000 views as of Tuesday, she owned up to managing a wine bar at a “consent-focused sex-positive theme camp” that is part of Burning Man.
“What was especially disturbing in this era of Me Too was the attempt to slut shame me for celebrating my body and for my attendance at Burning Man,” she said
[Source: NY Post]
A quick search confirmed that the “sex-positive wine bar” she is associated with is the infamous Spanky’s.
The story has generated an enormous amount of free media attention for the candidate: Washington Post, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Petaluma Argus Courier, Chicago Tribune, NY Post, NY Daily News, Newsweek, Heavy.com, Inquisitr, Vox, Huffington Post, SF Chronicle, NDTV, The Cut, Daily Mail, South China Morning Post. There’s also discussion at Reddit.
Something to think about, Burners – it’s all fun and games running around in your underwear off your face on Molly and acid today, but will you still think the same way in 20 years when the photos surface?
Hundley said she is not going to take down her publicly shared social media pics, which IMO are quite tasteful and not “slutty” in any way :
Follow the discussion on Rachel’s Facebook page.
— Rachel Hundley (@rachel_hundley) February 19, 2018