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Tue Jan 10, 2017, 01:44 PM

This is what happens when Donald Trump attacks a private citizen on Twitter

So here, in HOF--a backwater of the internet if there ever was one. I want to quietly say I told you so. To whom? Anyone claiming to be progressive who ever told a feminist to "lighten up" "words are just words" "Feminism is dead" or "society is post-feminist" "There is no such thing as rape culture" "you are over reacting" "The pearl clutchers are here" " (a term that always makes me think of the song "pearl necklace" by ZZ Top--completely defeating the purpose of the insult, as I laughed my ass off)--when ANY topic from equal pay to the sexualization of little girls to the State of Porn to The State of sex work, to girl power...the topics are endless. Feminists saw Donald Trump in the future. The more hard bitten and visionary predicted him. We told you so. We fucking told you so.



About a year ago, 18-year-old college student Lauren Batchelder stood up at a political forum in New Hampshire and told Donald Trump that she didn’t think he was “a friend to women.”

The next morning, Trump fired back on Twitter — calling Batchelder an “arrogant young woman” and accusing her of being a “plant” from a rival campaign. Her phone began ringing with callers leaving threatening messages that were often sexual in nature. Her Facebook and email inboxes filled with similar messages. As her addresses circulated on social media and her photo flashed on the news, she fled home to hide.
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Batchelder agreed: “Why would they ever send me out to do a pro-choice question? Guys, is pro-life, which was one of my biggest problems with the Republican Party. And so I was like: ‘Why would they ever send me to do that?’”

Logic doesn’t matter to online trolls, who rated Batchelder’s physical appearance, threatened to rape or otherwise hurt her and called her vulgar names. A photoshopped picture popped up online depicting her face covered in semen.

“I love social media, but I also saw the terrible side of social media,” she said. “I definitely tried to focus on something else because when you’re seeing your life being played out in front of you and people are judging it and people are making assumptions about you, you kind of just want to stay away.”



Batchelder turned down interview requests, ignored the nasty messages and threw herself into playing rugby. She became even more interested in women’s issues and wants to be a human rights lawyer. She voted for Hillary Clinton for president.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/this-is-what-happens-when-donald-trump-attacks-a-private-citizen-on-twitter/2016/12/08/a1380ece-bd62-11e6-91ee-1adddfe36cbe_story.html?utm_term=.2c3f5178a383

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 03:06 PM

1. I have hope because there are lots of women like Lauren Batchelder out there.

Thanks for keeping the light on in our little backwater, ismnotwasm.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 03:39 PM

2. Thank you

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 08:04 PM

3. Thanks for the post

People tend to model their behaviour on those they consider their social superiors.

Truly terrifying.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 04:56 PM

4. While women are being threaten with rape and assault

While women are being threaten with rape and assault (and are being raped and assaulted), the little fellas pretending it doesn't happen simply talk further about which celebrity they want to date or defending their right to sit with a wide stance regardless of who it inconveniences.

It's pretty much why I find all men's rights organizations to be as absurd as a white organization... lacking systemic oppression, they're forced to either admit sexism against women is a problem without a corollary, and finish off the meeting with rants about why PSA about rape are inconvenient and insulting... as though rape and assault aren't.

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