Offensive hashtag on Twitter that (i think) encourages violence against women

If you’re on Twitter, I hope you’ll sign the petition asking Twitter to remove #Reasonstobeatyourgirlfriend as a trend. Domestic Violence is not a joke. It is “jokes” and statements like these that encourage violence against women (or homophobia or racism or child abuse or incest, etc.). I don’t understand how people think it’s okay. But then, I don’t understand abusers, either. This is definitely the kind of joke that my abuser parents would have laughed about in private with their friends.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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5 Responses to Offensive hashtag on Twitter that (i think) encourages violence against women

  1. Jessica says:

    This is very sad but this is NOT the most shocking or offensive thing I’ve seen on the internet. Sad.

  2. I agree, Jessica–it’s sad. And messed up.

  3. But what I like is that we can help make a difference by speaking out about things like this.

  4. Jessica says:

    That is true! While I agree with free speech and admittedly find some satire of this type of thing amusing, this is just pathetic.

  5. Yes. Pathetic (and, I think, scary, what some people think they can do).

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