Are you listening?
By CHERI ROBERTS for Challenging the Rhetoric
In the world of online journalism, trolls and haters — which are not always one and the same, roll around and rub their stink on anything available.
I have seen false allegations of pedophilia aimed at others who were at one time or another deemed ‘enemy’, for whatever reason, by someone, somewhere.
Let’s face it, calling someone a pedo is a pretty nasty affair. It gets one’s attention even though it is the lowest hanging fruit of insults made solely, when coming from a troll, for the sake of creating a cloud of questions to hang over the head of an adversary.
What’s more, this nonsense can cost children their safety, and even their lives.
Certainly, their innocence.
In some ways, making such spurious accusations so lightly, can jeopardize those who have been, are, or will be, abused by sexual predators, by taking up needed resources and diluting…
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