As outrage piles on outrage in the burgeoning #MeToo movement, a Facebook group of French journalists has been accused of bullying female colleagues via social media - in a perfect example of how slippery a slope sophomoric wisecracks have become in the 21st century.
Members of the Facebook group - “Ligue du LOL” - say the bullying started as “dubious humor” in exchanges that were intended to be private. But the harassment - aimed largely at minority and ethnic fellow journalists - degenerated into pornographic memes, along with photos that were doctored with the intent of humiliating their targets. Six journalists have now been suspended for their roles, including the group’s founder, who was suspended by the left wing French newspaper Libération. Courtesy The Guardian.