oh my godddddd there is a new swedish reality tv show where they are tracking down internet trolls and confronting them about the death threats they’ve sent to people, since it’s actually illegal.
watching them try to explain how it’s not them is the best entertainment i’ve ever seen.
this episode ended with them fining him 5000 SEK to be paid to the victim!
guess what America should do
I need a link to believe
It’s real. It’s called Trolljägarna.
This isn’t their problem, guys. It’s ours. We have to solve it.
Sexual harassment isn’t an occupational hazard. It’s not a glitch in the complex matrix of modern life. It’s not something that just “happens.” It’s something men do. It’s a choice men make. It’s a problem men enable. It’s sometimes a crime men commit. And it is not in the power nor the responsibility of women to wage war on this crime.
It’s on us.
How do we fight this war? We stop enabling. We check ourselves and, when necessary, wreck ourselves. Do you know a guy who’s hate-following women on Twitter just to troll them? You check him. Do you know a guy who’s writing disgusting screeds to women journalists because they don’t like the same things he likes? You check him. Do you know a professional whose discourse with women in his field is loaded with gender-specific language and condescension that could enable further abuse? You check him. Are your Twitter followers identifying you as a sympathetic ear for their sexist views? You check yourself. Is your website’s message board a cesspool of ignorance and hate? You check it like you actually give a damn. Do you know a guy who’s sending rape threats to women for any reason? Oh, you report that guy.
Let me make it plain:
A woman objecting to the content of a comic book — even if you think she’s dead wrong — does not rise to the occasion of vicious name calling and rape threats.
Just wanted to say thank you to everyone that’s sent me messages about Puff. They are greatly appreciated. <3
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Okay, a little about me. I am Acro - 22-year old genderfluid female-pronoun-thing, asexual, artist / amateur scientist [specifically regarding biology / zoology], and violin mantis person. Has a bachelor's in anthropology and no idea what to do next. I also like to represent myself with something that is essentially an anthropomorphic, okapi-themed lamp, for no reason other than it's fun.
art - tag used for when I post art I've done
feel free to ignore / shut up acro - tags used in the instance of personal posts / when I ramble on about something in a way that kinda drags along; the first tag is more for personal posts than the second
not lamp acro - tag used in the instance of when my actual face appears in a photo somewhere
things that I post about
I like invertebrates, natural oddities, surreal / fantasy-type art, robots, guys without faces / with partly obscured faces, and things that have a somewhat old-fashioned vibe to them, among other things, so expect to see a bit of that around. Fandoms I post about / reblog regularly include mostly Transformers [mostly MTMTE and Prime but other misc. continuities as well], Daft Punk, and Shane Acker's 9 [though not much as of late with the latter]. There are also sprinklings of other things as well that have to do with animation, sci-fi, well-done fantasy, and so on - such as Pixar, Studio Ghibli, etc. I also reblog things about feminism and gender / sexual identities and other debate-sparking topics, so if that kind of thing annoys you then here's your warning before you hit the "follow" button.
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