I haven’t seen the new Ghostbusters, and I knew nothing about Leslie Jones until I started reading about the horrible racism hurled against her. I agree that tone-policing black folks — black women in particular — has no legitimate place here. The “free speech” crowd needs to 1. read this xkcd strip and 2. shut the hell up if they’re not going to help stop harassment. Racist words and images absolutely constitute harassment whether they’re delivered online or off, in tweets or by voice, anonymously or with a real name attached.

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