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I understand the point being made in the article and in some ways I agree with it. It is blown up just a bit out of proportion though. I have had female friends give up on the internet after getting harassed or in one case rape threats once someone got a hold of a picture of her and put it online without her knowledge. In this day and age being cut off from the internet is practically cutting yourself off from the real job market. Someone close to me just went to a job fair only to be told "go to our website and fill out an application for the job". It's common place today. No one, man or woman, should have to deal with that BS.
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"Even with her position at the U.N., Mlambo-Ngcuka says it’s been difficult to convince some people that this is a problem to take seriously. She recalled some resistance from industry leaders, particularly in the gaming space, who seemed to think that cyber violence was not their problem. “The attitude was like, ‘this sells, this is a business we make money off it, so what are you asking us, to reduce profits?'” she says. “This gentlemen said to me, ‘Lady, you are so intense, chill!’”

No shit lol. I remember watching "The Gamechangers" staring Radcliffe on the BBC and this attitude echoes what Sam Houser supposedly said lol.

I'm guessing this lady is trying to deliver by tackling that which is part of one of the targets on this framework
https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300 i'm guessing her focus is 5.b. on the list.

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Yes, rape threats are bad. I'm sure Anita and Zoe person people whatever have gotten a fair share of them.
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What exactly is wrong with this?
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I understand this is a serious matter at hand. Though this will result in a large amount of false accusations and will affect many innocent people's lives. Reporting false threats aren't as discussed much due to the fact that media doesn't consider it much of an issue.

ex: I don't want somebody to take a picture of me walking on the street then later accusing me of committing a crime on the internet, when in reality I was just buying groceries.

I'm speaking this by experience (working with drug addicts.)
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geauxtigers1989 wrote:

What exactly is wrong with this?


Comparing spamming and trolling (first world problems) and equating it to physical violence? Simultaneously being delivered as an international issue? What isn't wrong?

Meanwhile,
http://www.ibtimes.com/inside-congos-rape-crisis-2095817

Or you do you mean one of the biggest human rights offenders being placed in charge of human rights?


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110% accurate.
Posted 9/30/15 , edited 9/30/15

MrChanimal wrote:

I understand this is a serious matter at hand. Though this will result in a large amount of false accusations and will affect many innocent people's lives. Reporting false threats aren't as discussed much due to the fact that media doesn't consider it much of an issue.

ex: I don't want somebody to take a picture of me walking on the street then later accusing me of committing a crime on the internet, when in reality I was just buying groceries.

I'm speaking this by experience (working with drug addicts.)


nothing on the internet disappears imo so it's probable false accusations can be verified.

Btw what you wrote reminded me of something i read recently on the news. It's different and on the other end of the argument but somehow it highlights how the anonymity the internet provides (to some extent) can be useful to our lives. https://www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/publications/research-and-analysis/moj-research/anonymity-rape-research-report.pdf
Titled- "Providing anonymity to those accused of rape: An assessment of evidence"
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"secret deal"

hehehehehe.........
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PrinceJudar wrote:
Comparing spamming and trolling (first world problems) and equating it to physical violence? Simultaneously being delivered as an intentional issue? What isn't wrong?


The UN has so many more important things to deal with, why they are wasting time, man-power and money on shit like this is a disgrace beyond measure. I think Tyler the Creator said it best.



I'm pretty sure kids that drink muddy water, get raped and shot for fun and haven't had a meal in two weeks really care that someone isn't going to call them names on the internet.

https://youtu.be/XSbZidsgMfw
Posted 9/30/15
Anita Sarkeesian?

Ooooh. Is the UN pulling a prank? Because Anita is a joke.
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How exactly does one plan to build anti-harassment measures into the infrastructure of social media while simultaneously not severely restricting people's ability to express themselves and interact with one another? Sounds like they are pitching an impossibility to me...
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sundin13 wrote:

How exactly does one plan to build anti-harassment measures into the infrastructure of social media while simultaneously not severely restricting people's ability to express themselves and interact with one another? Sounds like they are pitching an impossibility to me...


Nothing will come out of it. The amount of stupid is simply a good laugh.

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Why not let Anonymous deal with the internet?
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Years ago I used to run a website and forum, and as a side part of that, I used to release "non-profit" data to show people that there was a major issue with these non-profits in the area.

Turns out, some people really don't like public records being made really public or that the non-profit was sending all the money into "wages" and nothing into "services". I used to collect death threats daily and rape threats weekly. Who would have thought pot smoking hippies would get outraged when you'd point out only 15% (or less) of the yearly budget was going into the service or project, and the rest was split up with a board of directors. Hell, one non-profit was set up to give everybody on the board free medical care...and most of the board members also served on other non-profit boards.

Didn't think the UN needed to do anything over it though.

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