Recognize the situation for what it is: Online harassment. It can also be referred to as cyberbullying, but regardless of the name, know that this is a sign of weakness for the perpetrator. As upsetting as it can be, recognize that it's extremely important that you DO NOT respond to this person. Engaging with the bully often only makes matters worse. They feed off their victim's misery and pain. Make a copy of the message, photo or video.
Can a man truly not know whether he abused or harassed someone?
How to Deal with Someone Who is Harassing You
Case in point: Last week, Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones quit Twitter after hundreds of anonymous trolls and one well-known conservative blogger, Milo Yiannopoulos threw a barrage of sexist and racist tweets at her. Twitter responded by kicking Milo off the platform and Leslie has since reactivated her account. I need everyone to know that I've been through enough in my life. Nothing will stop me!! Especially hate! Don't forget that! But a few major questions came up in the wake of this incident: Do freedom of speech laws protect online trolls?
Anti-Vaxxers Are Harassing This Poor Woman Who Just Wants Treatment for Her Fucked Up Foot
Please note that this guide is for informational purposes only. We are not able to counsel stalking victims. Online harassment may involve threatening or harassing emails, instant messages, or posting information online. It targets a specific person either by directly contacting them or by disseminating their personal information, causing them distress, fear, or anger.
The woman, whom the BBC simply refers to as Patricia, was 5 days out from her second injection in the vaccine trials when her left foot started to ache. In photos that one should not view if they are eating, have just eaten, or might eat later, it appears that an entire layer of her skin is missing, leaving behind a bruise-colored bubble of some combination of seething human fluid and angry flesh that obviously requires serious medical attention. But, because this is America—where said medical attention is for sale and the government insists that the only people who need or deserve it are those who can buy it—Patricia was unable to afford treatment for her foot, which the BBC helpfully explained to its non-American readers who are perhaps unfamiliar with a system in which an excruciating medical condition might also afflict one with a lifetime of crippling debt:. Now she had to take time off from her job as an archival assistant due to her foot sores. Patricia began being abused and harassed online by both anti-vaxxers angry that she would participate in the trial in the first place and needlessly cruel anti-anti-vaxxers who accused her of singlehandedly ruining medicine for everyone:.