Things not to do on social media (or anywhere else): rape threat edition
More from the never ending genre of people doing inappropriate/disgusting things on social media: In the UK, a couple has been arrested because they repeatedly threatened to rape a Labour politician on twitter, using several different accounts.
In the meantime, Twitter users have asked the social network for easier options to report such abuse.
In my opinion, rape threats are beyond the pale. Rape is not funny. Threatening sexualized violence on a person because of a disagreement is just wrong—it is never justifiable. In the offline world, it is a real problem causing massive suffering and traumatization every day for its survivors.
Please people, do not threaten to rape people on Twitter (or anywhere else) if you are a decent human being.