On cyber bullying and anonymity.
“People are hard to hate up close–move in.” Brene Brown dissects this multi-layered statement in her newest book, ‘Braving the Wilderness’ and man, it sure hit K&K hard. https://www.amazon.com/Braving-Wilderness-Quest-Belonging-Courage/dp/0812995848 Group-think mentality and our psychological desire to sort those people we don’t know into groups be believe will help us predict their behavior without actually knowing them. The problem is, each individual is unique and by grouping them together, we create a class of people that may be misaligned. You can like someone from a group you’re supposed to dislike because “they’re different” or “they’re not the same. The internet has made it even easier to disregard the individual in exchange for the masses.
“You promote what you permit.” Silence can be deafening–from individuals, organizations, or companies. Speak up.
Kirsta talks ‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed’ by Jon Ronson. https://www.amazon.com/So-Youve-Been-Publicly-Shamed/dp/1594634017
LASKI Interview: Life As Calli Knows It
We interviewed activist Calli Norton about her experience as a political activist and her digital presence over the last few weeks.
Calli is a recent West Virginia State University graduate who is now working in Washington, D.C. as a digital analyst. She is a former grassroots activist for several conservative organizations and was on the frontlines for advocating for 2A rights on her campus. She can be found asking to pet strangers’ dogs while walking the streets of the swamp. Find her @CalliNorton on Twitter and Instagram.
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