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?