Musings on Rootwork

On surviving online abuse

I’m sure it is not be hard for some to understand why I’m posting this — why I consider this relevant to me and to the online hoodoo community as a whole. Those who have suffered at the hands of an online bully and the bully’s whipped up minions understand each other.

Monica Lewinsky in TED Talk: ‘Public humiliation as a blood sport has to stop’

We all know that the online world has made it okay to bully people, humiliate them, berate them. Because behind a computer screen, no one on the other side seems like a human. You don’t have to confront, face-to-face, how you have made someone feel. I know that the person who has cyber-bullied me feels justified about the lengths she went to to humiliate me. What I would like to know is if, with hindsight, she would take it all back if she could. I would find that interesting.

I hope that people who have been the victim of some very nasty cyberbullying come forward and talk about their abuse. It’s the only way to make it stop.

Shame and Survival:

Monica Lewinsky on the Culture of Humiliation …


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