Twitter silence highlights misogyny and narcissism

05-08-13

A 24-HOUR Twitter boycott has highlighted the twin social evils of misogyny and narcissism.

'I was horrified by my attitude towards me'

‘I was horrified by my attitude towards me’

The #twittersilence campaign has been hailed as a victory against pathetic rape threats and self-absorbed drivel.

Twitter boycotter Helen Archer said: “What began as a gesture against woman-haters also opened my eyes to the futility of broadcasting every thought that drifts across my frontal lobe.

“Truly I had become pathetically self-aware.

“For example, I was posting links to George Clinton tracks that I’d never listened to in their entirety, just to project an affinity with black music culture.

“I was behaving like a corporation, using thinly-veiled self-promotion to make strangers like me. Now I realise this is stupid I can direct my energies towards something worthwhile.

“This is good for women and also for the human race.”

Father-of-two Roy Hobbs said: “Yesterday I stopped tweeting about myself and my career, and decided instead to invite my 13-year-old son to the park for a game of football.

“To my surprise, I caught him on social media threatening to violate Esther Rantzen.”

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