Today my sister, one of her friends and I were enjoying a chat on Twitter when, out of nowhere, *splat* a dick pick and some smutty comments.
That’s not very nice is it?
Commence some shouting, report and block.
Not more than half an hour later, the EXACT same picture from a different account.
Once is just nasty, twice is what I consider to be a directed attack.
It has caused locking down of accounts and some serious safety online concern issues.
My questions are these:
Why, if a flasher in a park can be pulled up by the police, is it considered less of an offence when it’s done online?
Why is it the victim who has to take steps to prevent future issues?
Why has this got similar theming to a lot of other women based attack problems?
So, admittedly we were all having a giggle about Willy socks. But this does not give anyone a right to splat us with a dick pick. We had thought ‘oh, maybe if we hadn’t done that it wouldn’t have happened’…NO!!! That’s exactly the same as people saying she was dressed provocatively, she got what was coming to her.
How can we get to a state of affairs on the internet where you can just not have genitals or porn in your face unless you want it???
I get that Twitter is huge. But support need to react to things like this!! They can get ip addresses and stuff and totally ban users, different account or not.
It should not be acceptable that people think it is ok to behave like this.
And for those of you thinking ‘oh, it’s just a dick pic, what’s the big deal’, well, fine, that’s what you think, but its scary. Scary to know people think it’s ok to do.
I’m not a prude by any stretch, but where has the decency gone???
Please, bring back some manners and decency to the world.
Let people who want to look at stuff like that go ahead and do it, but leave unsolicited porn out of it.
I am seriously aggrieved about this.
I am formulating better words and I will come back to this.