I just want to be 100 percent redeemed.
The other thing I never want to do is to demean or belittle or be dismissive of others. I fall into that ugliness all too often but deep inside me is a sweet girl trying to do her God proud.
I know. I know. She’s hard to see somedays.
I often wish I were more like my daughters and less like me.
But then they had the advantage of being raised in a stable home, where death and destruction did not rule.
I wish all children could grow up in the safety of the home my children have known.
But they don’t. Far, too many don’t. I know that, both as a journalist and as a former kid myself.
So when I was approached by a couple of women about the use of my Internet Gang Rape title on my previous blog post, I did as they have requested and changed the title — though not the substance of the post itself.
I think all of this raises an important question however. I still believe that all violence, all evil begins as a thought first. I think it is accurate to say that what we are seeing on the Internet — this ganging up, is assaultive, and that those assaults are often sexual in content. I think bullying is far too generic a term for the kind of assault I’ve seen and experienced.
What about you?
What have you experienced?
What do you think?
When we use terms like Internet Gang Rape, does that diminish our sensitivity toward others or heighten it?
What can we do about this problem? Why do we feel it’s okay to gang up on others online in ways we would never do in person? Or perhaps you would?