a year ago1,000+ Views
Men Read Disturbing Comments Women Get Online Back to Them

A recent video by Just Not Sports took two prominent female sportswriters and had regular guys* read the awful abuse they receive online aloud.

Sportswriters Sarah Spain and Julie DiCaro sat by as men read some of the most vile tweets they receive on a daily basis.

These types of messages come in response to one thing: The women were doing their jobs.

Those wishes that DiCaro would die by hockey stick and get raped? Those were the result of her simply reporting on the NHL's Patrick Kane rape case: one of the league's top players was accused of rape.
DiCaro wasn't writing opinion pieces. She was simply reporting things like what the police said, statements from lawyers, and just general everyday work reporters do. In response, she received a ton of death threats. Her male colleagues didn't receive nearly the same amount of abuse.

See how long you can last watching it.

*(Note: The men reading them did not write these comments; they're just volunteers to prove a point.)

How do you feel when you see comments like this online?

Is there a good way to stand up to these kinds of people, or can they not be changed?

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lol That's why ya' aim for the head... 馃槈
a year agoReply
I don't know whether you can change them or not. That really depends on the person writing the comment. But it doesn't help to argue back at people like this on the Internet. Isn't that why they want? To start a fight? To gain fame and popularity, whether it's good or bad, for being "the troll on the Internet"? That's how you hear about fan arguments and so on and so forth. Yeah, maybe you want to "justify" the situation, but sometimes that just doesn't work and I don't think feeding these people is what we should be doing.
a year agoReply
Ahahhahh.another one of these "victims", they could of all been doing something produtive specially her , since she's taking the time to re-read all of these. like dammit. im sure yall are aware of the Internet, im not justifying this, but this is not the first case were some lady felt buthurt cuz she dosent know how to ignore. .Happy good. Sad Bad.
a year agoReply
Get over it.
a year agoReply
I gotta admit. the creativity on some of these were hilarious, unesesarry but still, most of them weren't even half bad. I guess Im just and asshole cuz i kinda laughed. Lmao.
a year agoReply