"The world becomes experienced through the weary lens of hyper-vigilance, of never being able to just be. It left some participants feeling like they didn't have a right to exist in public. It is a constant reminder of who public spaces belong to: not you."
"As a society we have only said NO to #overtbullying
We have opened the floodgates to covert bullying and cyberbullying
Would we include female #vigilante #rumourspread mobile phone text, photo and social media #cyberbullying as #streetharassment?
Or does the victim deserve it cos they "musta done somethin" and make vigilantes perpetrate?
"I feel very scared and small, I want to take up less space in the world and not be noticed... It makes me feel like I don't deserve a place in the world, that I'm just here for other people. I feel completely impotent, vulnerable and exposed, like I don't matter at all."
I know the feeling
"Under (Australian) Commonwealth law it is an offence to “use a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence, or for the purposes of a threat”. 13 It is also an offence to “knowingly or recklessly use a telecommunications service in such a way as would be regarded by reasonable persons being, in all the circumstances, offensive”
Penalty Max. 3 years Imprisonment
Where is the line between normal behaviour and harassment?