Kerri Sackville has kicked off a campaign to stop misogynist trolls, after seeing the disgusting comments, including rape and violence threats, fellow writer Clementine Ford received on her socials this week.
Using the hashtag #EndViolenceAgainstWomen, a secret Facebook page with over 12,000 members are shaming Clementine’s bullies by naming them in tweets online.
— Tracey Spicer (@TraceySpicer) December 3, 2015
The horrible comments come after Clementine made headlines for publicly calling out a man for calling her a “slut”, an action which saw him get fired from this job almost immediately.
While Kerri was clearly inspired by Clementine’s experience, she said on her blog today that standing up for Clementine can help women around the world going through a similar thing, and that this is part of a bigger initiative.
— Tara L (@TaraTeebles) December 4, 2015
“I couldn’t bear it. I couldn’t bear the fact that people feel they can attack women in this way. I wanted to do something. I wanted to show my support for Clem, but not just for Clem, for all women who are abused online,” she explained.
Within 20 minutes of the campaign’s launch it was trending number one in Australia, gaining momentum thanks to big backers like Tracey Spicer. Sisterhood.
[Via Life & Other Crises]