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May 29, 2022Liked by Jennifer Crichton

The line ‘Johnny Depp and Amber Heard wouldn’t see what they said, I reasoned, but the survivors around them would.’ really stood out for me. It’s helped me see how damaging these memes and one liner ‘haha’ comments are, and to give public support, rather just private messages, is critical if we have any hope of changing the collective narrative.

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It’s so important, isn’t it? Its hard to believe that all of those people reposting endless memes from the trial would be doing so if they fully understood the impact they can have on survivors. But the lack of awareness - or thought - it disturbing in itself. Xx

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May 29, 2022·edited May 29, 2022Liked by Jennifer Crichton

Thanks for this article. I too have found the whole trial by social media and the level of hate around this trial deeply disturbing. It has been almost impossible to avoid but I can / we all can think carefully and choose how, and indeed whether, we respond to it.

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Absolutely. There’s so much pressure and expectation now to have a hot take on everything that I suspect a lot of people who are sharing these misogynistic memes are doing so without much thought for their impact - but it’s no excuse really. And for those of us trying to avoid the case, it’s been incredibly difficult. I know I’ve been on social media a lot less as a result. Whatever way it goes, there really aren’t any winners. Xx

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