This Girl knows how to deal with Internet Trolls. Take a Lesson!
- IWB Post
- May 19, 2015
Being on Facebook is not always fun, especially when you are a girl. Because – hello, trolls! We have already talked a lot on the issue and even shared the post with advice from women-writers on how to deal with Internet hateful folks. However, this blog will worth them all! Hence, it inspires the action!
Prerna Pratham Singh, a final-year MA Political Science student from Delhi University decided to teach a lesson to her online stalker by publicly humiliating him.
She posted this screenshot with the message, “This married man is pretty much interested in knowing whether I conform to the qualifications of being a woman. And he is very curious about the anatomy of nether regions. His details are in the comment section. And whoever his wife is, Ma’am, you have my wholehearted sympathy for marrying such an offender.”
Soon after a post came from the accused Raushan Kumar, claiming that his profile had been hacked and misused to send offensive messages.
In an interview with Economic Times, Prerna said, “I don’t know who this guy is. He’s sent me messages before too, but when I didn’t pay heed, he did this. This time, I felt compelled to respond.”
Strangely, Facebook has decided to take the screenshot off her page because of ‘nudity content’ in the post.
Prerna, however, remains adamant posting the snapshot of the sleazy messages again. Her post has invited huge support from Facebook users resulting in more three thousand shares and over twenty-one thousand likes within 24 hours.
Her supporters also include Muktesh Chander, special commissioner of police (Traffic), who openly urged her to file an FIR against Kumar.
When asked why she decided to expose him on Facebook instead of reporting to the police, Prerna says, “I feel that such an act should be brought to public attention. I stay in a PG and went to the nearest police station to lodge an FIR, but the cops asked me to go to the Mandir Marg police station in CP, where they have the cyber crime headquarters. Since I have an exam today, I took the concerned authorities’ numbers and will go after my exam.”
Let’s hope Prerna’s example will encourage stricter action from the police and inspire more people to prefer an action to the silent ignorance.