Monday, October 17, 2016

Microblog Monday - Hot Topic. What Would You Do?

Microblog Monday - If you were in this situation what would you do? 

This past Sunday a Facebook thread caught my eye. It was like a train wreck and I could not look away. I hesitate to take a side because I have no personal knowledge of the situation. I'll give you my guess, what my gut is telling me,  at the end of this post.

Here is the original post on Medium that got the discussion started

I was riveted to the Facebook thread that has since been removed. I have since removed myself from the Facebook group that the gents in the article run. There were more articles, videos and lots of commentary. Some of it sage, some of it combative. People were jumping on one bandwagon or the other. Team Angelina and Team Aniston but with more bite.

Social media, the internet and a mob mentality can truly take on a life of its own. The election certainly is taking that same track and this situation felt very similar to the election stuff that is going on.

So what it my guess? What does my gut tell me? I think this woman is speaking the truth. Two of the guys on the bus with her, who she did not name, came out with videos shortly after the article was published admitting they were, in fact, on the bus. They said that they were having a conversation but that the conversation was nothing like what was described. Though protest too much. Because the thread was removed it would take me time I do not care to spend to find the videos. 
Hopefully this incident will be investigated and validated. If it is proven that it did not happen I assume there would be a retraction.

Here's an article that spells out all the gory details:

The train wreck is over. The dust is settling. For me I hope my daughters never have to experience what was described on the bus and that my son never sits by while a guy he's with speaks they way the guy in the back of the bus was speaking about women and to women. I know for sure he'd never be the speaker himself. He was raised better than that.

If you were in the situation that the woman on the bus was in what would you have done?
She has been criticized for her blog post. What do you think of it?


  1. I actually don't know this situation at all, so it was hard to follow her post. But it sounds really disturbing.

  2. Funny I followed it but had a lot of backround info from the viral facebook post by the time I was reading it. Also interesting because the guys she was writing about immediately knew it was about them. Thanks for reading and commenting. I hope my post made sense!