Well, Laci is currently taking a break from the internet? Why? well, years ago she uploaded a video where she used a word (which is often a slur) which could be interpreted as transphobic. She has since removed the video, and apologised – proving how we learn and grow as we age. UNFORTUNATELY, she is receiving hate and death threats!
Laci joins other prominent online women such as Anita Sarkeesian (who*s vitriolic harassment is currently being very well documented – as it should be!) who are subject to terrifying abuse and harassment on a daily basis. In fact, its the abuse these women face that prompts other online female activists to moderate comments and email – which in turn invites the fury of many online men (and women) who are upset that their comments are not published due to their harassing nature. Apparently, they don’t like being silenced as much as they like silencing.
Featured Image from Laci Greens Tumblr.