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You would think that cyber bullying only happens to teens, but adults don’t have much act right either. Recently, Raven-Symoné took to her Facebook to call out the social media bullies, and she isn’t the female celebrity who is speaking out and against the keyboard thugs – since women often deal with threats of physical and sexual assault.. Melissa Harris-Perry recently shared her experiences with online harassment on an episode of her MSNBC show. When she first joined Twitter, she really enjoyed the social media site. “I loved it! I was like ‘Twitter party!’” But things have changed:
“I hate the things that get said to me online…I think to myself, ‘Well, just ignore it,’ which is an awful lot of the strategy that I’ve taken myself recently. And then I think about Hannah Rentz suggesting that that sort of isolationism is what terrorism is, to isolate and separate us. I’m at a point where I don’t retweet anything that I really like, because I fear that I would send all of my haters and the harassment that comes to me, over to some person who doesn’t deserve it. And I keep thinking, I guess it is having an effect and quieting whatever little digital voice I might have otherwise had.”
Check out a segment from Melissa Harris-Perry’s show on cyber-bullying.