Today, the Huffington Post published an article I wish I didn’t have to write. In fact, they published it within 5 minutes of receiving it. Of course, technology can be used for good and evil.
I debated whether or not to write this article and give this person’s harassment and misogyny any more of my time (or yours), but here’s why I did: Before the Internet, it would have at least taken a few days, and much more effort (i.e., postage and possibly a phone book) for his hate speech to reach me. But thanks to instant messaging, I can go from “lovely” and “gorgeous” to “ugly and fat” in less than 12 hours. In fact, his last two opinions reached me in under a minute.
Please share, re-post on TUMBLR, Tweet, etc. I know some of this is a repeat for some of you, but I really appreciate it.
Poet and Activist Andrea Gibson also shared the original piece earlier today on Tumblr. You can find it here: http://andrewgibby.tumblr.com/