June 20, 2016

Australia man faces THREE YEARS in jail for making “offensive” comments about woman's Tinder profile on Facebook

StaffRebel Columnist

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.

Do you think comments by Muslim imams on the treatment of women would be given the same treatment by the court or these women? Sound off in the comments.

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commented 2016-06-22 05:27:32 -0400
It’s always amazing the things people will say on social media that they would never say to a person face to face. Those defending them shock me also. Do they really think it is okay to make sick rape comments and sexually derogatory comments like this to women, or anyone for that matter? In many cases comments like these will get a person fired from their job. People need to be accountable for what they write. As I tell my children, don’t text or post anything on social media or to another person that you wouldn’t be willing to say in front of the entire school during an assembly, because it may end up going well beyond just the school. We all need to stand behind our written words as well as our spoken words.
commented 2016-06-21 13:14:20 -0400
Jay, if the left was jailed for its ridiculous comments, they all would be there.
commented 2016-06-21 12:19:37 -0400
Fat women want to post pictures all over the internet and get responses. Except they only want “fat-affirming” responses. If you post a picture with the intention of getting feedback, ALL feedback should be expected.
commented 2016-06-21 01:23:55 -0400
Look, people can say what they want. It is clear Australia is not a free country by any means with their gun bans and now this bull shit. The challenge is when does it cross the line of just being offensive to being harassment. Just to offend someone with speech is not against the law in a free society. Harassment is against the law but SJW define anything offensive as harassment. Such utter BS. Remember you have a right to be offended , but you don’t have a right to shut someone up that offends you.
commented 2016-06-20 23:24:18 -0400
Zane Alchin pleaded guilty to menacing, harassing or causing offence. Is that included in “freedom of speech”? No. He is guilty and although he will not have to serve prison time for it, he is asked to take responsibility for his actions.

Could you imagine if The Rebel were asked to take responsibility for some of its hurtful or outrageous claims?
commented 2016-06-20 22:38:09 -0400
ANONYMOUS Your comments make sense to me. It is totally stupid to call all men misogynists or rapists and I can see how men would get tired of hearing it over and over.

Those few SJW women give everyone else (men and women and whatever other genders they have invented) a bad name.
commented 2016-06-20 20:35:28 -0400
BUGS POTTER commented 2 hours ago – fine understandable – making jokes about a despicable act is wrong.

However, I am really getting tired of a few Feminist creeps always accusing men of being misogynists, sexists etc, labeling all men as violent for the actions of a few.

If not alone, maybe these comments should be treated as wrong and deserving some kind of punishment for the same regard as such jokes.

Stereotyping and using such terms in a manner in labeling men as misogynists, sexists, rapists etc, should be treated no differently it is probably just as offensive to men as a rape joke is offensive to women
commented 2016-06-20 20:28:13 -0400
PETER NETTERVILLE commented 2 hours ago
I wonder if a man was treated in a similar fashion by a couple of rude women if the charge would even be laid. – No.

A while back, Feminists at the Wymyms centre at Carleton University posted a cartoon with a woman holding a severed genitalia – yet they were never made accountable.
commented 2016-06-20 20:10:24 -0400
The guy is a pig, he deserves a to have his face tenderized by her boy friend, brother or Dad, but nor 3 yrs in slam – fer frik sake, every time the laviathan state intervenes in personal differences it takes injustice to a whole new high.
commented 2016-06-20 18:54:17 -0400
Peter and John — both good points.

I know it must seem stupid to men when women get upset over something that’s “just a joke.” Maybe this will help men understand where women are coming from: I think what makes rape jokes scary for women is the thought that the kind of men who would joke about rape would also do it if given the opportunity. Of course, I’m talking about a few creeps, not the majority of men…
commented 2016-06-20 18:42:26 -0400
Tinder is for banging / booty /quickies with strangers.
commented 2016-06-20 18:18:18 -0400
I wonder if a man was treated in a similar fashion by a couple of rude women if the charge would even be laid.
commented 2016-06-20 18:03:19 -0400
A beating in an alley would suffice. The police and our justice system have bigger problems.
commented 2016-06-20 17:06:41 -0400
AXE ANDERSON I appreciate your fine debating skills and enlightened comments sir.
commented 2016-06-20 16:38:22 -0400
ya its ok to send someone to jail because hes a idiot, how about no to jokes in jail in jokes in general cant harm anyone with those big nasty letters anymore, know what fuck it hand signal only cant have the precious mind of my equals getting a fit and causing them to attivly think instead of just feeling offended.

fuck i guess no one will care untill it comes for you, if you have a opinion and express it ill see you in jail

BUGS POTTER is the definition of its ok because……… i hate you to the core of you rotten black heart
commented 2016-06-20 16:12:53 -0400
Yes to free speech. Yes to your suggestion that imams would be given more freedom to make hateful comments about women.

No to rape jokes. I’m not sure they should be prosecuted as hate speech, but they are sure as hell not funny. I’m a woman and a mom of girls (and boys, and I wouldn’t want a boy raped either, obviously.)

Rape is not funny. We need to make sure our husbands, brothers, and sons all realize this. It is our job as wives and moms. Luckily my mother-in-law did her job and I ended up with a husband who already knows this.
commented 2016-06-20 15:48:39 -0400