Wednesday watch: men read sexist, threatening tweets


Women have been talking for a long time about what’s it’s like to be a public figure and deal with a barrage of harassment from distant, faceless internet trolls. Many people have been dismissive about the harm of a tweet here or a tweet there. This video of men reading mean tweets to women sports reporters does a great job of illustrating just how frightening and damaging these messages are. It’s obviously painful for the men to say them out loud, which should be a good indicator that it’s something no one should ever say on the internet.


Author: Rebecca Griffin

I am a passionate advocate for progressive causes with over a decade of experience organizing for social change. That organizing experience informs the way I look at the world and the challenges we face in working toward social justice. I started Of Means and Ends to write about social issues I care about and share my thoughts on how we organize in a smart, strategic way. Please visit and join the conversation.

2 thoughts on “Wednesday watch: men read sexist, threatening tweets”

  1. I’m glad these men are ao shaken up. Words have power to hurt or heal and EVERYONE ahould be conscence of the language they employ.

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