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Twitter User @TheWordy Harassed, Stalked, & Threatened

@TheWordy is a brilliant, important, funny, person on Twitter. She brings a much needed perspective to the conversation about the marginalization of women of color and regularly calls people out for their racism, sexism, and general fuckery. She locked her Twitter likely for her own safety because she has been receiving horrible threats.

On June 10th she tweeted “kickstarter for making white men extinct." Men, specifically white men, began harassing and calling her racist even though racism against white people doesn’t exist. Her tweet was shared on 4chan [now taken down] and they started plotting how to sabotage her. A swarm of men have taken to threatening her on Twitter, Facebook, and her blog. She has been receiving threats of rape:

Her privacy has been invaded and they are stalking her to find her place of employment and where she lives:

And here are just some of the men who have said awful, disgusting things to her and tried to rally others to harass her: herehereherehereherehere, and here

TheWordy does not deserve to feel unsafe. Show her you support her, expose her harassers, and please reblog.

ialreadysaidno:

FOR AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS.


Give the above number (0450 352 004) out to men or anyone who doggedly persists in trying to get your number even after you’ve already said no.

SAVE THIS NUMBER IN YOUR PHONE FOR EASY RECALL! 

We have all had the experience of enjoying ourselves whilst out, minding our own business, when a strange man will bail us up with unscolicited attention in the effort to convince us to go out with him. These men will not take no for an answer, but will hound us with “kindness”, attempting to wear us down through the sheer force of their persistence even though we communicate a lack of interest. Such men will often become resentful and indignant when spurred because they believe themselves to be “nice guys” just trying to show us appreciation, despite the fact they cannot respect our boundaries and our wishes. They behave as though they are entitled to our attention and we owe them our time just because they decided they thought we were beautiful.

Often times, this degree of unwanted attention becomes a type of passive bullying, leaving us feeling unsafe, insecure and uncomfortable without any sure ways of getting out of the situation because the man in question is trying to set it up so the only exit is giving in. Women are groomed to be nice and pleasant always in social interactions and because these guys don’t use any obvious nastiness it leaves us more conflicted about being assertive.

DON’T PUT UP WITH IT ANY LONGER!

GIVE THESE DISRESPECTFUL MEN THIS NUMBER:

0450 352 004

WHEN THEY CALL IT, THEY WILL HEAR THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE:

Hello. If you have been given this number, it means that you have made someone feel uncomfortable, unsafe, perhaps even threatened. Most likely you have pestered a woman for her phone number, even after she said no. Maybe even said no repeatedly. You put so much pressure on this woman she had no choice but to give you this number in order to get you to leave her alone. If you want to have more success with women in the future, learn to respect our boundaries and our autonomy and accept that we don’t owe you attention. No means no, even when you’re not about to stick your dick in someone. If you would like to learn how to be more respectful towards women, please visit ialreadysaidno.tumblr.com

SAVE THIS NUMBER IN YOUR PHONE FOR EASY RECALL! 

PLEASE REBLOG THIS AND SPREAD THIS AROUND!

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