You guys, I’m so saddened by this. If you’ve been in this industry – whether media, blogging or any platform where your identity is watched or read, you know this truth.

People are mean. More than mean.

Just Not Sports…”shows what happens when real sports fans read real online comments made about women sports reporters … right to their faces.”

The result? An ugly truth that is happening in the world of social media and beyond. Stop it. You would likely never say these things to women in person. Stop typing and hiding behind your computer. Stop the terrible, cruel, more than mean comments. “People are encouraged to share the video with hashtag #MoreThanMean to raise awareness about online harassment of women sports reporters.”

Watch the video below – and then follow Just Not Sports for more. And please show kindness and teach others to do so. 

*We should note, the language is not appropriate (but real) and bleeped.

Leslie Means

Leslie is the founder and owner of Her View From She is also a former news anchor, published children’s book author, weekly columnist, and has several published short stories as well. She is married to a very patient man. Together they have three fantastic kids.  When she’s not sharing too much personal information online and in the newspaper – you’ll find Leslie somewhere in Nebraska hanging out with family and friends. There’s also a 75% chance at any given time, you’ll spot her in the aisles at Target.