Thank you HuffPost for supporting #socialmediabacklash #cybercatcall #putmisogynyonblast.   1 comment

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.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/natalie-e-illum/social-media-backlash-how_b_5325449.html

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/

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One response to “Thank you HuffPost for supporting #socialmediabacklash #cybercatcall #putmisogynyonblast.

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  1. Hey there

    I’m so glad that others like you understand that we have a serious problem in society when it comes to gender relations. I think its so much more important at this time for women to realize it first so that we can change. Sadly, you and I are only few if the women who do realize. Most women don’t recognize it.

    Well done and very brave.

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