A woman on Twitter has submitted herself to the unforgivable scrutiny of social media after tweeting that it is okay to beat a woman, seeing that women tend to be "stubborn" and need "strong hands".
The Twitter account, belonging to user @TheRemmyMartin, opined on February 23, 2019 that, there was simply "nothing wrong with hitting your woman", because "You hit the ones you love".
Naturally, such an opinion was not going to go unnoticed and unchallenged on Twitter.
When it seemed the pressure was racking up, @TheRemmyMartin added that her answer to her detractors was in her profile photo : a photo that captures her portraying an offensive gesture.
Billions of opinions are shared everyday on social media and those who do may be entitled to their own. But in the issue of violence against women, most people would hope the conversation would go the way of non-violence.
Some of the people who responded to the tweet pushed and had harsh words for their person of interest.
"The last woman I heard saying this is dead", came one reply.
Another replied with a question, possibly bewildered: "Are you quoting someone?"
Another had words of caution, tweeting: "Some words should remain in your head, dear!!".
Given that social media is a powerful tool for education and re-education, opinions shared there may be in the interest of a lot of people. It gives a voice to billions.
But one wonders how far people can make comments that do not add to the net positive of society. It also begs the question of what can be considered a joke even though many people may "learn" from that.
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