When women complain about online harassment, the response is often “Don’t take it seriously” or “Grow a thicker skin” or “Everyone gets harassed online” or “They’re just spouting off. They’re not going to actually hurt you.”
But what happens when men have to read those actual harassing tweets to a woman’s face?
In an attempt to raise awareness about online bullying of women in sports, “Just Not Sports” did exactly that. In their new #MoreThanMean PSA, real men, who did NOT write the messages, read appalling tweets directed at sportswriters Julie DiCaro and espnW’s Sarah Spain … to their faces.
Bravo to the unsuspecting men who participated in this for displaying human decency.
Will this video have any affect on the violent harassment women face? I don’t know. But I hope it will provide a new perspective for those who are willing to address the issue.