Thursday, September 29, 2011

FB Group: WHOF

This is a good group on FB I've been supporting. More than 100k followers, which is a good start. The really impressive thing is that the followers seem to be very diverse and include people of all sexualities, including heterosexual. The internet is a place where opinions are expressed freely, which is great. Often people express hatred and discrimination and when that happens, they really need to be challenged. Groups like this can help a lot because knowing that you have the support of large numbers of people online makes it a lot easier to challenge discriminatory views and people in groups like this can share information and ideas that can help in promoting a less discriminatory culture. It can be really distressing for some people seeing discriminatory views expressed online, but at least each time those views are expressed there is an opportunity to reply with compelling arguments that may bring about change. 

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