An Australia man who posted 'offensive' comments on Facebook about a woman's Tinder profile could be jailed for three years.
According to Yahoo News, Zane Alchin pleaded guilty and was charged with using a carrier service to menace, harass or cause offence after his post was shared online by another man, Chris Hall.
Olivia Melville, whose Tinder profile was ridiculed, included the lyrics from a Drake song called 'Only'. The lyric in question was, “Type of girl that will suck you dry and then eat some lunch with you”.
Hall posted a screenshot from Ms Melville's profile to his Facebook account with the caption, “Stay classy ladies. I’m surprised she’d still be hungry for lunch”.
Alchin is alleged of then typing “It’s people like you who make it clear women should never have been given rights” and “You know the best thing about a feminist they don't get any action so when you rape them it feels 100 times tighter”.
Melville asked Hall to remove the post, but when he refused, she shared the photo to her own profile where her friends took notice and set up a Facebook page to hold the men accountable.
“This result demonstrates that there is a precedent in Australian law that says this behaviour is unacceptable,” they wrote on their page Sexual Violence Won't Be Silenced.
“It means that harassing women online is not only legally reprehensible, but socially and morally as well,” it continued. “Our victory today sends a message to all women that they don’t have to put up with harassment online; that there are steps and channels they can take, and that Australian law is on their side.”
Regardless of the offensive comments, it seems like freedom of speech lost out.
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