The poster’s intentions were clear. It was a warning to others, to watch out for the person responsible for the attack, now heading down Kirkwood Ave.
Now skip to me, the Editor of CANTA, scrolling through 18 pages of screenshots of comments made under the post. A mix of tagging friends, repeating the same tired joke over and over, women tagging other women, and even comments making allowances and justifying the act.
This is not okay. Not now, not ever. We need to kill this culture on campus.
The UCSA Noticeboard administrator then removed the commenting from the post.
Here’s where it gets deeper – the original poster was contacted by at least one other person who was approached by the person on the bike. There were potentially more people who has encountered this person, according to the comments on the thread.
This is now not an isolated incident. This is a planned, repeated assault on women on campus.
This made me review the comments once more. Were the posts of women tagging other women (without comment) a silent nod to similar incidents?
Most, if not all the offending comments were men tagging other men.