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Thu Apr 28, 2016, 12:58 AM

Men read horrible tweets directed at female sportswriters in PSA

Based on this posting from ESPN W

Every day social media users hide behind the safety of their keyboards and write hateful things. These comments are often so vile and cruel that it is difficult to imagine them ever being uttered to someone's face.

In an attempt to raise awareness about online bullying of women in sports, that is exactly what Just Not Sports did. In its new #MoreThanMean PSA, real men -- who were not the original authors of the messages -- read detestable tweets directed at sportswriters Julie DiCaro and espnW's Sarah Spain ... to their faces.

The men struggle with their delivery as they digest the vulgar messages, and eventually apologize on behalf of their entire gender.





Has the anonymity of the internet made us a more hateful society?

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Algernon Moncrieff Apr 2016 OP
Name removed Apr 2016 #1
northernsouthern Apr 2016 #2
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northernsouthern Apr 2016 #4
MrScorpio Apr 2016 #5
Firebrand Gary Apr 2016 #6

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Thu Apr 28, 2016, 01:12 AM

2. I understood why they read them...

 

But were they people that denied this had happened? All of the apologies made the men seem out of touch. I couldn't finish, but last time this was posted on here I forgot to comment that I would not have read them, I just would have said,"Holly f@cking sh!t, are you serious, this f@cking piece of cr@p is telling you to do what? F@ck this little sh!t, give me their name, let's post their picture. I think I was also bothers by the women responding to the comments, why would you need to? These are trolls of the worse degree, say back what you fell. These stories always make me angry.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 02:23 AM

4. Wow...

 

Was responding to the thread and realized I had responded to the other poster somehow...Definitely thought that post stepped over the line, for the best it is gone. Had a coworker that would snap on the gamergate thing, not sure why he would get so defensive. Also have another that gets a bit overly aggressive to guy's he thinks are not alpha enough...that also is a bit insulting.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 03:35 AM

5. For just one moment, these men finally understood what it's like to be a woman in this world.

Women know, all too well, about this abuse.

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Thu Apr 28, 2016, 04:01 AM

6. Incredibly powerful and moving.

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