A video of men reading mean tweets sent to female sports writers was posted yesterday. This has created a large discussion on Twitter because some of the tweets were so disgusting. There has been a conversation under #MoreThanMean. Most of the responses are supporting the women and discussing how important it is for men and internet commenters in general to consider their words before typing them. The general theme of the conversation is that the tweets are hard to hear but the fact that they are consistently aimed at female sports writers is disgusting. There are opposing views however that say that there are bigger problems in the world and people need to just ignore the trolls. Some tweets suggest that it’s not just women receiving this type of abuse and the two women in the video need to ignore the comments. Below is the video and some of the tweets discussing it.
Try watching that entire video and not feeling uncomfortable. It's impossible. This type of disturbing behavior needs to stop. #MoreThanMean
— Trevor Phibbs (@trevorphibbs) April 26, 2016
The guy who has been trolling me all day every day for 9 months doesn't believe the #MoreThanMean video is accurate. Oh, the irony.
— Julie DiCaro (@JulieDiCaro) April 26, 2016
We're dealing with ACTUAL violence against minorities as well as terrorism. "Mean TWEETS" are the LEAST of my concerns. #MoreThanMean
— Brenden Dilley (@Hublife) April 26, 2016
— 'nard smiff (@Denard_Smith7) April 26, 2016
— Justin VanLaere ▶ (@storminspank) April 26, 2016