Cyberbullying has become the latest negative tool in the bully’s toolbox.
Here, the bully can attack, create cliques, gossip, spread rumors, and character-assassinate their target, anonymously.
As a result of the anonymity of the Internet, this relational aggression is particularly toxic.
Girls are so dependent on relationships that some have been known to go to sleep with their cell phones. So you can imagine how girls feel when they view Facebook pictures of groups they are not included in, parties they have been left out of, and relationships they don’t have... never mind being defriended. This kind of trauma can lead to jealousy, feelings of rejection, sadness, depression, and even suicide.
I believe it is partly because men are prepared to believe the worst in other men.
A sort of internalised self-loathing. An assumption by men that all men are likely to be bad because males are capable of bad things.
Masculinity has also weak-mindedly "gone along" with the #genderspecific approach to crime which perpetuates the assumptions of
"Man bad, Woman good,
Male wrong, Female right"
Mum once said that women were better people because the jails were full of men.
I probably should've said "that's cos we haven't caught up with the women yet" ha ha.
The politically correct #genderspecific approach to crime has decreed that female perpetrators are not a community safety problem or not the "real" problem.
Yet Females are increasingly physically violent and often to other females
she is entitled to rule of law, equal application of the law and due process
The #genderspecific approach to crime is wrong.
I do believe men need to learn to be even-handed towards other men.
To simply ask "What do you mean by that?" when they are told that another man is dubious, or question the specifics of a rumour and the motives of the rumour spreader.
And to resist the insecure male urge to "look good" at another Man's expense.
This is not only responsible, but it is in Men's self interest.
Edith Cowan University
To quote MARTIN NIEMÖLLER: "FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE SOCIALISTS..."
re Nazi Germany:
Because I was not a Socialist.
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Because I was not a Jew.
Politically Correct Misandry is an issue, and it's time Male Misandry was also addressed.
If you think you'll look good as a man while another man's reputation is trashed,
or relief that some other man is being picked on and not you,
lots of luck.
One day there will be no man
who will challenge the rumours about you