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Fighting back

Posted on: February 26, 2016

Today’s video is not one for those who do not like “dick” and “pics” in a sentence. But there is a potentially valuable lesson in it if you watch and read on.

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The video is about how two women responded to unsolicited dick pics. They could have complained, but this would have resulted in practically no action taken on the offenders. Instead they took matters into their own hands.

The found information about the dicks that the dicks were attached to and sent messages to their mothers, wives, or girlfriends. Creative, no?

Some people think not because this is somewhat aggressive and could hurt relationships. But, hey, the best defence is offence and if you punch you should expect to get punched back. The rules of the game should apply to everyone, not just the offensive team.

Most responses in “cyberbullying” programmes tend to be passive or non-aggressive. They are written from the point of view of what do to as a victim. There are good reasons for doing this, but this also means that the victim remains a victim.

I wonder if any “cyberwellness” programme is willing to get creative, take action, and suggest good ways to go on the offence. After all, the same technology that allows intimidation and bullying can be turned around on the attacker to make right a wrong.

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