A Yemeni woman's tweet to expose a young man who sexually harassed her friend online by posting screenshots of his inappropriate messages ignited a strong reaction on social media, especially after receiving several threats of rape by the young man and his supporters.
Translation: "Even if they try to silence the rightful voices, there are a thousand other ones that will support and defend the victims. Hiba is courageous and has stood by what is right despite all attempts to smear and scare her."
After Twitter user Heba Alalimi reported receiving threats of rape for helping her friend post screenshots of explicit messages from an online harasser, mixed reactions flooded social media platforms in Yemen, with some "condemning her attempt to damage the young man's reputation", while many praised her for her courage and expressed their support to her.
#هبة_نحن_معك— مفكر يمني (@Yemenimovker) April 11, 2020
فعلاً احنا جداً فخورين بوجود #النسويات اليمنيات على تويتر ونشاطهنّ الدؤوب، وصوتهنّ الحقّ يعلو على الفكر العائق الذكري اليمني الي أهم أشد تخلفاً وقبحاً
ووقفوكنّ مع الأخت هبة قمة في التكاتف ضد أردى ما وجدته الطبيعة من مخلفاتها البشرية
كلُ الودّ لكُنَّ ??
Translation: "I'm really proud of this feminist Yemeni presence and great activism on Twitter. Their voice shall be louder than the horrible sexist Yemeni thinking. Your support for Heba is a great example of solidarity against the worst thing humanity has brought."
Translation: "Join us and support Heba. Share the post for Heba and to expose the harraser."
#هبة_نحن_معك— إلهام #العدالة_لإصباح (@ElhamAlmua) April 11, 2020
كل متحرش سيتم فضحه والتشهير به طالما مافي قانون يعاقبه وينصف الضحية والمجتمع إما يسكت أو يبرر له
Translation: "Every harasser will be exposed online, as long as there are no laws to punish this and serve justice, and as long as we are in a society that tends to pardon the prepetrators."
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