I started #tellafeministthankyou b/c of feminists harassed on Twitter. Now ppl are using the tag to harass feminists. Prove the point more! — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) February 12, 2013
There are competing ethical imperatives, and there’s a balance to be found. It is basic courtesy to respect a pseudonym or some in-confidence knowledge about a person generally, but should that expected courtesy take precedence over the protection of other people from harm which could be avoided if they knew what you know?
The gendered cyber harassment campaigns are rank intimidation aimed at silencing us. We have to keep on talking about it so that they do not succeed.
If you have recently received a random message or contact from an unknown person containing text similar to the title, it may be a troll.
Reading an old thread about self-proclaimed “nice guys” who refuse to take no for an answer, I realised that we had thrown around the idea of a bingo card in comments.
The Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 establishes breastfeeding as a separate discrimination grounds; includes provisions about discrimination based on family responsibilities; and strengthens and extends sexual harassment provisions.
Clueless quote of the day via Blaghag, blogging on why women don’t come to atheist meetings after a conversation that ended with this:
“What? It’s not harassment since we’re not in a workplace.”
The problem with Paul’s activities is him presenting that persona as having had fictional abuse problems that he knows are common shared histories amongst the group of women he is contacting, and asking those people for advice as if he is a real life troubled young woman. Anyone who doesn’t see that this is creepy as fuck needs to spend a great deal of thinking time on the matter.
This is now eons old in internet time, but I love it anyway. It’s from one of the massive threads over at Shapely Prose where women spoke about why shouldn’t be guilted into “just being nice” to men who intrusively ignore their widely understood social signals of being busy/involved/uninterested as they are going about their day commuting, walking in a park, sitting in a cafe/bar or whatever.
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