Google Alert just sent me a men­tion of my name asso­ci­at­ed with an arti­cle called “Types of Rape.” As I don’t believe I’ve dis­cussed that in the past, I had to check out the URL.

It’s a re-post of an ABC arti­cle from 2000 about online harass­ment. The name of the arti­cle as it appeared was “Stalk­ing in Cyberspace.”

I’m vexed, as I do NOT equate cyber­stalk­ing with rape. I am, in fact, high­ly offend­ed at the very idea of “online rape.” It’s absolute­ly stupid. 

I’ve just sent the fol­low­ing to

Hi there. I’ve just learned that an ABC arti­cle in which I am quot­ed, “Stalk­ing in Cyber­space,” is on your site with the title “Types of Rape.”

I am quite offend­ed, as I do not equate our fam­i­ly’s expe­ri­ence with rape. I do not believe that it is pos­si­ble for rape to hap­pen online. 

I do not have a prob­lem with your use of the arti­cle (though ABC might), but I must ask that you change the title to make it clear that online harass­ment is NOT rape.

Cyn­thia Armistead

Cur­rent Mood: 😡irate
Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
Posts created 4254

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related Posts

Begin typing your search term above and press enter to search. Press ESC to cancel.

Back To Top