Concerns About the Report Abuse Petition
We are hearing concerns about the petition for a 'Report Abuse' button on twitter.
We share some of these concerns. So, what's the solution?
Marginalised groups being 'rude' or 'offensive' to oppressors isn't abuse. It is anger. It is understandable, and powerful - it should not be silenced. Being 'nice' or 'polite' does not mean that you are likely to be listened to. The issue of oppression will not be solved by 'asking nicely'.
MRA's already use the 'report spam' button to try and silence women - note how many suspensions @misogyny_online (can't link to them, they are currently suspended!) has had already.
Let's come up with some practical ideas that will work towards a solution - either tweet us @EVB_Now and we'll storify, or add comments on here.
We'll then write a post with all the suggestions and send it to the powerful men (as they are mainly men, we've checked!) at the head of Twitter.Download this post as PDF? Click here