Here are a few examples of someone angry or expressing disagreement without being all rude about it:
Aiming to please everybody won’t work
Feminism that prioritises popularity over its own integrity will necessarily fail, as it is bound to reproduce the very problems it is fighting against.
Those who do not know their internet history are doomed to repeat it, clearly.
Datum the First: On April 8, 2007 Tim O’Reilly wrote a Draft Blogger’s Code Of Conduct …In the nearly seven years since, many similar initiatives have been proposed.
Proving the point: harassers attempt to hijack #TellAFeministThankyou hashtag
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
Laurie Penny on online misogyny
Regular readers already know how much we’ve written here over the years on cyberbullies and their enraged cries about their Free Speech rights being breached whenever somebody declines to publish their bile – bile which absolutely nobody is preventing them from publishing on a blog of their own.
Disingenuous doesn’t begin to cover the hypocrisy of the Women Need To STFU brigade.
Today in nodding furiously: what do you mean when you say you’re entitled to your opinion?
If “Everyone’s entitled to their opinion” just means no-one has the right to stop people thinking and saying whatever they want, then the statement is true, but fairly trivial. But…
Feminism 101 Blog: Cyberbullies 101 Part 1
I’d appreciate some feedback and especially additional tips and tricks that I have overlooked in my latest #FF101 post | Cyberbullies 101: Part 1 – muffling their megaphones
Moral panic stifles useful dialogue on social media “trolling”
From work I’ve been doing for a forthcoming book on new media and Australian politics, I have some useful data that may partially inform this discussion in the form of Facebook wallposts from 600 Australians collected before this recent debate took off (late 2011). In recent days I’ve reanalysed this dataset to shed some light on the treatment of women in the social media space.
The thing about intimidatory silencing tactics?
Sometimes they work out exactly as the malicious arseholes want them to, grinding people down until they feel the need to stop speaking out. But the technology that gives the bullies a megaphone to amplify their intimidation is a two-edged sword.
So, what’s everybody else doing to #destroythejoint?
Torey Maguire reckons feminists should just ignore Alan Jones, since he’s just a formulaic shock-jock troll, but I don’t agree. “Don’t feed the Trolls” is bad science, and we should feed the trolls if we need to. Creative mockery to underline the point that we are not “offended”, we are contemptous: that’s cathartic as well.