Watch Comedians And Activists Read Misognynist Anti-Abortion Tweets
this can't be real
Trolls are never to be taken seriously, but when they tweet things regarding abortions, it stops being a joke and starts being offensive. A Is For and #ShoutYourAbortion decided to borrow Jimmy Kimmel's mean tweets skit and use it to call out all the trolls on Twitter for being misogynistic, sexist, and racist haters. Comedians Martha Plimpton and Margaret Cho participated in the video along with activists like Amelia Bonow and Ijeoma Olou.
All bad grammar aside, the video sends a really powerful message about the dangers that women who are open about their abortions face online on a regular basis. The tweets that these women read are 100-percent real and they happen to be the worst of the bunch. Some women barely feel safe out in the real world, so imagine the burden of receiving threats like this in the comfort of your home every day for a personal decision that you made. In addition to the pro-choice debate, cyber harassment is something that needs to be talked about more, as well.
Watch the video above, but be warned that it is NSFW.