CHVRCHES Lauren Mayberry Battles Online Misogynist, Wins

News. Posted 3 years ago

Courtney Sanders

CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry has taken to Instagram to shame a misogynist who posted the Most Offensive Comment In The World to the band’s account.

The comment appears next, and trigger warning, it is unimaginably, dangerously offensive:

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Lauren Mayberry quite rightly posted a screenshot of the comment to her own Instagram account with the following message:

“My band is lucky enough to have some of the most awesome, supportive and respectful fans in the world and we are so excited to be in the studio making an album to share with them. Yet, on a daily basis, we still receive communications like this.”

“These people never learn that violence against women is unacceptable. But they also never learn that women will not be shamed and silenced and made to disappear. I am not going anywhere. So bring it on, motherfuckers. Let’s see who blinks first.”

Damn straight.

This isn’t the first time Lauren Mayberry has spoken out against online misogyny. In 2013, the former law student wrote a column for the Guardian detailing the amount of sexually abuse message CHVRCHES’ social media pages recieve, and demanding that we stop tolerating this kind of digital behaviour. “What I do not accept, however, is that it is all right for people to make comments ranging from ‘a bit sexist but generally harmless’ to openly sexually aggressive. That it is something that ‘just happens'” explains Mayberry. “Is the casual objectification of women so commonplace that we should all just suck it up, roll over and accept defeat? I hope not. Objectification, whatever its form, is not something anyone should have to ‘just deal with’.” Read the full column here.

Via Dazed Digital

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