According to the RSPCA, the rise of social media has emboldened acts of animal cruelty like never before. Short of legislative changes, the people I spoke to are facing a visceral, losing battle.
As a journalist who has covered domestic violence for the better part of a decade, I’ve seen great change. But the abject horror I’ve seen, and the trauma I’ve felt is the constant.
After to speaking to numerous victims of online trolling, it’d be remiss to believe that Cyberhate ceases once you stop listening.
Despite my expertise and reputation in my job, I fall victim to the lumbering hands of mansplaining. Enough has been enough for years, but what now?
If US First Lady Melania Trump wants to change the culture around cyberbullying, she’ll need to change her understanding of what constitutes online abuse first.