Our Purpose

If you're here to report a name, go here or click 'Report a name' in the sidebar. Due to a high volume of submissions, we've added additional required information.

Make Them Scared is a communal wiki created in the UW/Seattle area to give victims a voice and a place to expose the names of their sexual harassers/attackers.
  • This website is not a court of law. If a name is on the list, all it means is that we have received an accusation against them. If the name of someone you know appears on this list, take note and proceed with caution, but it does not mean they have necessarily committed a crime.
  • We do not have the ability to determine whether any accused party is legally "guilty" or "innocent". That being said, we no longer allow names to be submitted anonymously (the point when this changed is marked on the list), which means all accusers have given us some form of personal identification, in addition to some form of identification of the accused in order to avoid misunderstanding and confusion. If we have any reason to believe an accusation may be false, we will not publish it. Our intention is to do everything we can to avoid publishing false claims.
  • Make them scared does not encourage the use of violence. The mission of this site is to make information that is usually buried and silenced publicly available, to make the world a safer place, and to give victims a means of obtaining justice in a world whose institutions are biased against them.
  • We want to start a movement. This wiki was originally created by students at the University of Washington, but it is our hope that people interested in outing the names of sexual harassers/attackers from other college campuses will follow suit. Until then, we'll continue to publish names from anywhere on our list. Make Them Scared has no affiliation with the university.
  • We want to be the best we can. If you have any suggestions for how we can do what we're doing better, please let us know. This has been a learning process for us, and we want to do everything we can to handle a sensitive topic with care and responsibility.

But what about innocent until proven guilty? What about false accusations? What about innocent people’s lives being ruined? 

This is going to be a rare case where a question is addressed as an ‘I’ instead of a ‘we,’ as this answer is, at its core, a matter of personal beliefs and values, and I don’t want to speak for all of the moderators. 

Since I started this site, these are probably the questions I’ve received the most, and they are absolutely fair and warranted. I’ve struggled to answer them because I feel like it’s incredibly difficult and/or pointless to try to persuade someone in this matter when they’ve already chosen a side. I’ve chosen my side. I'm sure you have, too. You're not reading this to be convinced. You're either reading this to understand the reasoning of someone who would do something so reckless, so drastic, with so much potential for collateral damage, or because you agree with me. I also feel like there are so many people out there with more life experience than me who have been saying what I feel in more articulate ways than I could ever hope to. Most people already know the statistics about false reports. Basically, they’re very, very rare. In an anonymous system? Probably markedly less rare. In any system where an accuser has to attach their name to the accusation? We’re back to very rare. And our accusers have attached their names to their accusations for us to see. In exchange for their trust, we're here to take all the backlash they'd encounter if they went public with their names. 

The truth is, there’s no way to win when it comes to sexual assault. Whether an accusation is true or false, people are going to hate the accuser for potentially being a liar. People are going to hate the accused for potentially being a perpetrator of sexual assault. For some reason, the scales usually tilt toward hating the accuser. I guess, when it comes down to it, if the two options are A) defending someone who actually did commit sexual assault or B) believing a liar who had some ulterior motive for tricking me into believing their accusation was real, I’d choose option B. Not all people will agree with me and I understand and respect that. I’m not trying to push a political agenda or change anyone’s mind. I made this site for one reason: to give survivors a voice, and to make it known to attackers that they can’t keep getting away with this, that there is some entity out there, if not our legal system, if not our universities' administrations, that will hold them accountable for their actions. I could continue trying to come up with the perfect answer to this question for the rest of my life, but for now, this is my answer. 

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on Friday, October 5, 2018