You Secretly Hate Women

It’s not new that women are routinely harassed online and subjected to abuse, condescension and objectification. For one, I don’t think the ‘It’s the internet. Not all men are like this.’ attitude is permissible.

Now, Secret. I am horrified at the levels of malice, misogyny and hate messages directed at women on this. This includes posters, commenters and known women who aren’t necessarily on the thread. You know why this horrifies me so much? Because these attitudes reside in the heads of people I know – classmates, friends, lovers, colleagues.

I walk among would-be rapists, murders and Nirbhaya-attackers. I’m talking about you.

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IdeaSmith is the digital doppelgänger of Ramya Pandyan. I am a writer-storyteller. I work as a Content Specialist, consulting, training and delivering Social Content that drives conversations & builds communities. Tweet me at @ideasmithy or write to me at Ideasmithy[at]gmail[dot]com.

Posted on June 28, 2014, in Being Woman, Harassment & abuse, Media Messages, Survival Guide, Times, they are a-changing and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Languages across the world men give galies (cuss words) like MC, BC it becomes deep rooted and ingrained and that’s one of the reason for increase in attacks on women, unfortunately even women have learnt to give these same galies to others.

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