Nothing but appalled and enraged by Deborah Robinson’s latest low act to silence those with an opposing viewpoint.
Australian Women Online are one of the few supporters of the mandatory internet filter and like many other filter supporters, don’t seem to listen to logic when someone from the anti-filter movement tries to reason with them. People are entitled to defeat their opinion on an issue, but throwing insults or laughing at your opposition is not an effective rebuttal.
‘Ms Caddy’ had posted on AWO’s thread regarding the internet filter, calling out Deborah on her condescending remarks towards posters.
Due to this, her account has now been deleted, as Deborah felt Ms Caddy had “crossed the line”.
Thankfully, someone has copies of Ms Caddy’s posts. To view Ms Caddy’s posts, please visit this link. Yet another example of Deb being unable to handle a difference in opinion.
Ms Caddy’s is one of the many voices out there that must be heard in this debate. Her story is as follows:
“I am the mother of a child that has been sexually abused. Without going into details of all we’ve been though, you can imagine how tough it has been on my daughter, her siblings and my husband.
My daughter was among other children abducted on their way home from school in Sydney when she was 7. She had “only” been digitally raped. I say “only” because the police caught the criminals before they could do more to her. I wish the other children were as “lucky”.
I wish it never happened, but it did. The only reason things weren’t worse is because the police were able to capture the criminals in time.
What good will a mandatory ISP filter do to stop this? Nothing. An ISP filter will only serve to hide the crimes of these detestable beasts.
Thank you for completely invalidating the seriousness of this crime.”
This woman’s voice, and others that unfortunately share a similar story, are who we need to hear over the ignorant noise created by people such as Robinson.
P.S. By the way, if you’re interested in joining into the discussion at AWO, you need to do so by “12:0am on Thursday, 25 December 2008.”