PPD has been shut down after a complaint by the photographer of the above image. Although the creator of Privilege Denying Dude mentioned several times she bought the rights to the stock photo, there are apparently contractual implications regarding usage of images in a meme, to put it bluntly.
A Jezebel commenter takes us to school:
"I license images for my job (and often use iStock), so maybe I can help explain what is going on here. I assume it is this prohibition in the iStock license that is causing a problem:
incorporate the Content in any product that results in a re-distribution or re-use of the Content (such as electronic greeting card web sites, web templates and the like) or is otherwise made available in a manner such that a person can extract or access or reproduce the Content as an electronic file
The copyright holder is probably arguing that since it is being reproduced on memegenerator it is a violation of the iStock contract.
She does explicitly state that the person is a model and it is a stock photo, so a reasonable person wouldn't assume that the model is endorsing the views expressed, nor could it be considered libel."
Read the rest of the discussion here.
Hope you make it back soon, Privilege Denying Dude. Of all the memes in all the internets, it seems a little suspicious that the feminist one garnered such blowback.