I’ve been in the media and politics scene since I was 18, that’s almost 3 decades. Over that time I’ve had plenty of threats made against me and have always thought that if you aren’t getting threats, you aren’t doing your job as a critic properly.
The biggest threats I’ve had (but never made public) were made during the Dirty Politics time and when I was leading the anti-mass surveillance campaign in NZ.
So I’ve had my fair share of attempts at intimidation, and normally you just shrug them off, and of course, Women, women of colour, LGBTQI, the disabled and people of colour all face far worse threats and intimidation online every week but over the last couple of days, we’ve had an odd escalation and in the wake of Alt-Right nutters becoming more and more emboldened, I felt it was prudent to repost some of the correspondence we’ve had, just in case, as sunlight tends to be the best way to get rid of this nonsense…
…So if I ‘disappear’ suddenly, you will all know where to look.
PS – If that Dolly Parton Challenge doesn’t scare them off, I’m not sure what will.