after you'd harassed her all day
Because she incited you?
when she was talking about men intimidating and attacking women who have asked them numerous times to LEAVE THEM ALONE on Twitter.
No. I did no such thing.
banning Sacha on the basis of the above
would be pretty tragic, I have to say
seriously? how is that abusing *you*
You’ve sneered on Twitter
A habit which appals me. Bring it here, cowards.
He certainly shouldn’t have said “twat” to a woman.
Ah, that. Only time I've ever used the word in public. Here's how it happened.
I RTed a tweet by a (female) (Wellington) GP complaining that the 6pm TV news was running a non-story about Kim Kardashian. The declining state of our media was hardly a cold topic at the time, so I agreed with her.
Someone then accused me of only saying that was because KK was a woman and I was a nasty sexist. As it happens I find Brit princes equally irrelevant as 'news' and I said no, that was not where I was coming from.
Outraged students intervened that I was surely missing her brilliance as a media entrepreneur. A short while later the same person then had *another* go at me for being sexist, and the screencap shows my exasperated response - though you have left out the tweet I was actually responding to. Champion editing, there.
A minor pile-on ensued. Queen Stephanie Rogers triumphantly declared that see, I'm a horrible sexist man.
I subsequently blocked a handful of fuckwits, and made it clear I do not tolerate people accusing me of bad faith. I also apologised to all my followers for my lack of grace, and noted that tired tweets do not serve any of us well.
I trust the people who know me to apply some context. I trust eveyone else to be grown-ups about how language, politics, and their feelings interact. If you can't do that then feel free to ignore me. I'm not that important, really.
There's a great comic that explains this here: What men need to understand about sexual harassment.
That is wonderful. Thank you. Recommended read.
I'd add that people who seek to control or attack others always do so out of feeling weak, not strong. That's why they are invariably cowardly bullies who only pick on people they see as less powerful. Sexism, racism, ablism, etc does the rest.