Remember; because the internet never forgets, the dishonesty peddled as truths sworn in the heat of the revelations to hinder, hide and change what has gone before.
So this – in truth – from 2010 – the magical 7 (years ago).
***Edit*** it would seem, Ms Whelan has removed the evidence that she denied using MySpace. The link no longer works? So try this link instead. To make absolutely sure that denial took place, here’s a SC of it.
Below is the account from Bustin’ Chops (reproduced with permission) about Ms Whelan, using her penname of Rochelle Moore, not only stealing Erica Jongs poem, but claiming it was from the 16thC!
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010
“Moore Steals Erica Jong Poetry – Again, or Still?
Rochelle has saturated the internet with her promotional spam and hundreds of duplicated ‘articles.’
The problem with that, of course, is that no one can possibly remember where they posted everything. Having already once been caught out for theft of an Erica Jong poem, she removed the pirated work.
But she forgot something – or assumed the smoke had blown over and reposted it.
From her MySpace page, dated June, 2009:
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Monday, June 08, 2009
THE SIN OF BEING A WITCH – rochelle moore author WITCH AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.jsp?articleId=28… (Note: article pulled from her Associated Content library & her many Facebook pages the first time the plagiarism was discovered.)
ANONYMOUS POEM FROM THE 16TH CENTURY For all those who died-stripped naked, shaved, shorn. For all those who screamed in vain to the Great Goddess, Only to have their tongues ripped out by the root. For those who were pricked, racked ,broken on the wheel for the sins of their inquisitors. For all those whose beauty stirred the… “
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THE ORIGINAL (and undisputed author) – from Erica Jongs website:
*For All Those Who Died
For all those who died-
stripped naked, shaved, shorn.
For all those who screamed
in vain to the Great Goddess
only to have their tongues
ripped out at the root.
For all those who were pricked, racked, broken on the wheel
for the sins of their Inquisitors.
For all those whose beauty
stirred their torturers to fury;
& for all those whose ugliness did the same.”
(..Erica’s poem continues here)
*Copyright ©1997-2009 Erica Mann Jong
Stunning hubris. Does anyone know if this ‘anonymous 16th century poem’ appears in Moore’s Witch book?
Posted by Sehnga at 5:33 AM”
FYI: for posterity, Screen Captures of the removed material can be found here