This is the ONLY argument I support when it comes to Net Neutrality. Security
Cyber Bullying has become a huge problem in our society, and unfortunately, the internet has no police to protect its users, and the cases when they are reported to the police, the laws and jurisdiction is so complicated, these cases rarely come to any conclusion, and rarely are laws enacted to really 'make the internet more secure'.
How many cases has there been where cyber bullying lead to someones death, and sadly, little progression in the war against this problem.
And unfortunately, cyberbullying tends to affect women & homosexuals more than than any other group (based on statistics). Times are sad when women being slut shamed to death (literally) is a common occurrence.
1 study notes:
Cyberbullying is more strongly related to suicidal thoughts in children and adolescents than traditional bullying, according to a new analysis published in JAMA Pediatrics.
Some estimates suggest that - depending on the country of origin - between 5% and 20% of children are victims of physical, verbal or exclusion-based bullying. Previous studies have also confirmed that bullying is a strong risk factor for adolescent suicide.
So if you take anything away from this post, take this: People need to shut the fuck up with that "People need thicker skin on the internet" bullshit and really address the problem. It seriously boggles my mind every time that argument comes up.
Note: thats only the tip of the ice-berg when it comes to issues this article brings up. Sexuality objectification vs men/women inquality, slut shaming, etc.