Calling It What It Is: the Unspoken Validation of Online Abuse
K. C. Alexander
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It’s a curious social dynamic and it begs two questions, one for each side of the equation.

What motivates people to inflict pointless and unnecessary abuse onto others? I’m guessing the answer to this question hints at--if not underscores--a range of insecurities or other psychological afflictions.

Why would someone give someone else the power to affect them with mere words? I’m guessing the answer to this question hints at — if not underscores — a range of insecurities or other psychological afflictions.

If it was a dance hall instead of a social media platform, they’d make good partners. One leads and the other follows.

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