Formspring Forms Bullies
Well, first of all, I want to ask, who was smart enough to think that a site on which anybody can randomly ask and abuse people was clever? It is a ridiculous idea and has managed to open a gate for cyber-bullies.
A few of my friends receive constant abuse on formspring day after day on their popularity, sexuality and social rank in the society we live in today. They may answer with witty and clever answers but the vulgarity of the abuse is ridiculous. I have seen people being discriminated against for their sexuality alone!
People will decide to direct their hatred at one person and say stuff like: “Haha emo you cut your wrists” and some even try to play with the victim and say stuff like: “I'm gay and think you're really hott, am i right in thinking youve recently come out? i would love to hook up sometime x” This ended up being a fake comment as there was no other comment like this a week on.
I find this disgusting. Who in their right mind wants to cause someone pain and grief across a silly little website? Yes, I do understand that some of the victims themselves will say “oh but it’s funny!” but that does not hide how wrong it is.
These bullies, haters, abusers need to realise what they are doing. Do they understand how hard it is to be different in such a hormonal, childish social group? I think not. Have they ever experienced coming out after months, or years of hiding your sexuality? I think not. Yes I do understand that they may not understand what they are doing, but it is still wrong.
However, I do believe, when used right, formspring can be very fun and enjoyable. I still use it to ask fun questions and mess around with friends. All I am saying is don’t abuse your rights on formspring and don’t use it as a method of cyber bullying.
Yes, some may take it light-heartedly, but others my take it to heart and suffer.
For information on what to do if you are being bullied, please click here.
If you feel you are the victim of homophobia, it might be worth getting in touch with Loud & Proud.
And remember Meic is ever ready.