I was looking up the #mencallmethings hashtag on Twitter, when I noticed #LadiesWeWantAnswers trending in India. A search of both tags revealed a near-stagnant stream on #mencallmethings while my Twitter stream was throttled by the tweets on #LadiesWeWantAnswers. Here’s a random sample of some of the tweets on today’s Twitter trend:
I don’t think the notion of female harassment online could have been proven better. What is it with the internet that brings scum crawling out of the woodwork? If Alanis Morisette had happened a decade-and-half later, she could probably have penned ‘Ironic‘ in under a minute, based on these two tweet-streams.
- #Mencallmethings: Twitter Trend Highlights Sexist Abuse Online (newsfeed.time.com)
- #LadiesWeWantAnswers Questions Answered Here (collegecandy.com)