Another – but more eloquently phrased – example of online stalking and the difficulty women have in getting people to take it seriously.
“Stand up like a man, You better learn to shake hands, You better look me in the eye now, Treat me like your mother. Come on look me in the eye, You wanna try to tell a lie? You can’t, you know why? I’m dressed like your mother.”
-The Dead Weather, Treat Me Like Your Mother
When women are being called names, something’s not right. When women are being harassed, something’s wrong. When women are being threatened with rape and death, something’s got to change. Right? Most of us can agree on that. But what if these things are happening online? Is the fallout any different because the words showed up on a screen rather than in the mailbox or on a voicemail? Is the emotional toll and the fear any less because it was done electronically? Does the vehicle by which a threat was issued even matter? Is a…
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