Letter to a Hater
Below are some examples of messages you can use to spray back against hate. They range from a friendly request to a mate to have a think about what they say - right through to a some stronger lines you can cut and paste in response to a hateful blog post or comment on a news story... If you see hate online, it's time to start spraying it out!
You've been brought to this page because you've written something racist, sexist or homophobic - basically something discriminating. It's not that the person who linked you here doesn't like you, in fact you're probably friends, it's just that they don't like your comments out in the open.
For sure you're entitled to your opinion, but all they ask is for you to pause, and consider the people who might be offended by your words. Kind of like if your mum asked you, "How is my cooking?", you wouldn't say, "CRAP!" Well we hope not.
I/We think your comment is hateful and in no way reflects the views of the majority of people on this website/blog. Discriminating against others, whether because of their race, sex, sexuality or background, makes for a society of narrow-minded bigots.
You’re entitled to your private opinion, however, if you publically victimise someone, we won’t stand for it.
If anyone else agrees, REPOST THIS MESSAGE and visit antihate.vic.gov.au to help us fight racism, sexism, homophobia and all other forms of hate.
Just letting you know your online hate is not acceptable.
I'm not sure if you think you're just making a joke or you just think because no one can see you or knows your real name that it is OK to say these things. It isn’t. We do not want people with your views on this website or anywhere else.
Take your hate and go away. Anyone else who wants to see less of this vile racism/, homophobia, sexism visit www.antihate.vic.gov.au to find new ways to stop hate and haters taking up our time and space.
I want to let you know that the email/letter/post you have sent may be in breach of the law and I am going to report you to the owner of this website and the relevant authorities.
Laws protect people from being vilified, bullied and harassed and you may have broken the law.