Taking it seriously

Feminist blogger writes something feminist, receives a flood of misogynistic harassment and death threats:

“Don’t be so uptight, you can’t take stuff like that seriously, people say things like that on the Internet all the time, you’ve just got to have a thicker skin about it.”

Angry dude posts videos full of misogynistic ranting and death threats, later kills people:

“The police really screwed this up, this guy basically said what he was going to do on the Internet, why didn’t they take it seriously, how could they not have involuntarily committed him in advance?”

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4 thoughts on “Taking it seriously

  1. Richard Séguin says:

    Excellent illuminating juxtaposition.

  2. Mark Meckes says:

    Sounds accurate.

  3. KV says:

    I would guess that those two quotes are coming from very different groups of people.

    Also, if you receive anonymous harassment on your blog, it seems there isn’t much you can do about it. If some guy posts videos attached to his identity talking about killing people, there is something the police can do.

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