When there is a social collision between the bullycides, online mobs and doxxing, as in Gamergate, and a company like Twitter losing out on a major sale because of toxic comments, we might be on the precipice of finally saying enough is enough.
Some people like to say, 'You must stand up to a bully.' That’s not true for every target. Nor is that always what will work best.
Whenever we start from commonality, we will land at compassion and empathy much more quickly. But we may not always arrive at understanding.