Who is she?
Just some floozy who uses predictable thug rap innuendo on Tinder …
Let’s stop there.
used her Tinder account to post a rather egregiously sexual lyric
“Type of girl that will suck you dry and then eat some lunch with you.”
and thus, triggered an idiot, but she gets off free while he earns a penal record.
Zane Alchin, from Sydney, was most likely drunk when he engaged Melville in a cyber altercation. Now he’s a criminal.
“This kind of behaviour is what we call ‘normalisation of violence against women’ and it is really, really scary and damaging,” she wrote. “… Every time you ‘playfully’ tell a woman to get back in the kitchen, every time you smack a girl on the bum because it’s funny, every time you make a joke about rape, YOU are contributing to a society where unfortunately women are not safe.”
She concluded with a vow to report Alchin’s comments to police.
The cop I spoke to didn’t even have Facebook
Paloma Brierley Newton
“Be warned men, the internet is no longer your invisibility cloak. I am coming after you and I will not be stopped.”
Nearly one year on, Brierley Newton’s post has had more than 700 shares and 1,200 reactions – and Alchin has been convicted of a crime.
On Friday, he was sentenced to a 12-month good behaviour bond for using a carriage service to menace, harass or offend at the Downing Centre court in Sydney, although the judge found his conduct did not amount to threatening to rape. It has been described as a test of police and legal responses to online abuse, an area that appears to be nearing crisis point.
Alchin was an idiot.
I’m not disputing that. But does a floozy who posts leading lyrics on Tinder deserve the same level of protection that your grandma would on a subway train?