Months later, the woman who spoke these four words is still dealing with cyber-harassment including rape and death threats
Not just ‘trolls’ stirring the pot: these bullies intend to silence through intimidation
Man admits to elaborate online stalking campaign against girlfriend: will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty at Southampton magistrates’ court on Monday to a charge of causing harassment, alarm or distress.
None of the various proposals to ameliorate these well-documented patterns of hostility and condescension online address the basic disconnect that is rooted in persistent gender stereotypes: that what many women see as being fundamentally political issues are simply not acknowledged as part of “politics” by the mainstream – they’re supposedly just personal problems.
[TW for violently abusive language towards a woman] For those who haven’t come across this story, it starts when a man and a woman in New York came across each other on the OKCupid dating website and went out twice, were each less than enthralled with the other, and moved on. So far, so ordinary.
Ironically, no one hates high pressure sales tactics more than skeptics. We can’t stand it when a sales associate gets in our face and uses cheap psychological tricks to try to make us buy stuff we don’t want. We take it as an insult to our intelligence. We resent it.
How very disappointing, but sadly not surprising, that he turned out be such a smug, patronising git about more than just religious beliefs.
So here is an assortment of technical tips & tricks whereby bloggers can cut down the volume and the repetition coming from this cyberbullying cadre of keyboard jockeys, making the harassment little more than a tiny hiss of background noise instead of an overwhelming flood of spite.
I definitely approve of a high-profile case which should clarify the public understanding of the range of behaviours that qualify as stalking.
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