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kelsyabbott asked: What the hell is happening??

feitclub:

solikebasically:

So about a month ago I posted to the #YesAllWomen hashtag on twitter & spoke openly as a rape victim. When I did this, I got inundated with a ton of harassment & rape threats.

https://twitter.com/solikebasically/status/479962835192004608

https://twitter.com/solikebasically/status/477665289803296768

Most of the time my response would be to block & report, but once in a while I’d take a screenshot of what the person said & then reply telling them to fuck off eternally into the night, etc. One of the people who harassed me for speaking up about my rape happened to be a 13 year old kid. I did not know this, because I was getting hundreds of replies & I don’t thoroughly investigate every account with 15 followers that responds to me with bullshit. I responded with this scathing little gem 

https://twitter.com/solikebasically/status/481205303984144384

& then a follower of mine, I guess looked at this person’s account & saw it was a kid who had recently posted a link to his personal facebook. The kid’s entire timeline at that time was him responding to/trolling the #YesAllWomen hashtag, arguing with rape victims & condemning feminism, you know, because that’s the world we live in right now. So this guy, crushingbort responded to a separate tweet the kid made about how comedians who make rape jokes are totally cool, & he posted a picture of the kid hugging his cat from his facebook, saying something like, “Joshua, you should really lock your facebook” or something. I thought this was hilarious because honestly, if you’re big boy enough to harass rape victims for being raped, you’re big boy enough to deal with the consequences. I had nothing to do with this, though. Then, about a month later, some pathetic Men’s Rights Activists found this exchange & went fucking ballistic, focusing all their rage on me, saying I “sexually harassed a child”, that I “doxxed a child” (I had nothing to do with the posting of his photo, but that’s not even doxxing at all, the kid himself said this). They went on a crusade against me using this kid as a flimsy excuse because they hate women & want to punish them. I received a ton of rape threats & even death threats.

https://twitter.com/solikebasically/status/489749497153462272/photo/1

https://twitter.com/solikebasically/status/489801725448970240/photo/1

https://twitter.com/solikebasically/status/490168888064086016

https://twitter.com/solikebasically/status/490242273997639680

I had to lock my twitter account to slow it down because I was getting about 4 per minute. They posted my personal information on 4chan & apparently attempted to post my little sister’s information too, but that was a tip I got & I didn’t see it anywhere so I’m not sure if it really happened. I started reporting all the threats to the FBI & got set up with a civil rights attorney, but a judge said I wouldn’t get the result I was hoping for unless the threats were “more direct”, like mentioning my location within the threat, my personal information within the threat, etc. 

The kid himself knows that these MRAs are using him as an excuse to persecute women for whatever reason, & has told them to lay off, but you can’t reason with these idiots. 

https://twitter.com/solikebasically/status/490604177328832512/photo/1

I’ve started ignoring it & they’ve eased up on the threats & have moved on to filing false reports with the Houston police department trying to say that I’m a pedophile or a child abuser & trying to blackmail me for being a child abuser or some shit, but that doesn’t bother me because it’s obviously all false. 

So essentially, this is just what women with a voice have to deal with online. This is all because I spoke up about rape & being a rape victim, & this is just what I have to expect now. If I get any other threats that are “direct enough”, I’ll definitely jump on pursuing it legally, but until then, this is just what I’m dealing with. NEAT, HUH?!!?!?

Regardless of where this situation ended up, never forget that it began with a woman talking about being raped and that opened the door to rape threats.

This is the baseline of internet decorum for these men: they seek out and attack women. Then once they feel vilified, they turn up the heat: organized harassment, tracking down and publicizing private information, hacking, the works.

It’s not “the way the world works.” It’s not “trolling.” It’s not “they’re mean to everyone.” It’s calculated, deliberate misogyny. And the biggest joke of it all is they will insist gender is irrelevant as they call women sluts and whores.

Twitter didn’t start this fire but they help kindle it. I hope someone there makes a move to take harassment seriously because it’s an everyday situation for women.

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BY Jane J. Lee
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