Renee Martin

The Real Reason People Keep Making Fun Of Gabby Douglas’ Hair

The internet functions as a global town square—which means that it’s a space for important discussion, but also that it amplifies the opportunity to shame, bully and oppress. It means that a false sense of anonymity can and does spur people to say things they might otherwise refrain from in person. It means that those who are already marginalized are often subject to vitriol intended to impugn their personhood or discipline them into compliance. 

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