I am a feminist. Not the stompy-booted, hairy-legged, shaven-headed militant stereotype that most people seem to envisage – I am actually quite a girly girl who likes jewellery and pretty clothes and a subtle slick of makeup as much as the next woman my age (thirty-eight).
I’m a real feminist who believes in equal rights. For men as well as for women.
I don’t normally jump on the feminist soapbox – I’m one of the quiet ones who believes what she believes but rarely makes a noise about it and simply supports the cause for equality.
However, some mysoginy really does need to be shared, as in the case of a certain George Tierney whose Twitter attack on one lady went viral. He wants to sue the Internet because he doesn’t want to be on Google any more!
Aside from being incredibly rude (if you read the article you will find that he attacked this woman with a word that would never pass my lips as it disgusts me so much) I would say that he is also exceptionally stupid.
Point One: If you don’t want your Tweets retweeted, don’t have a public account.
Point Two: The only person responsible for getting George Tierney’s name on the Google search engine is… George Tierney.
Point Three: Abusive/sexist/racist/homophobic/disablist/ageist/threatening behaviour on the internet will always be shared. Without fail.
Nice one George. You’ve just ruined your entire life, when it comes to relationships and finding work and making friends. You want to sue anyone? Sue your ego and your fingers. The Internet didn’t put those words into your mouth and neither did the Internet write them. You did, George.
I know I have followers that will be very interested in this story. The attack itself is in no way funny at all, but his resultant petulance is priceless.
Please share this if you feel so inclined. It’s already gone viral and so I’m sure George Tierney won’t object. He can’t object if he chose to make his erroneous statements public property, surely?
I wonder if he’ll do me the honour of visiting my blog? I’d enjoy that.