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“I guess they just didn’t manage to disturb me enough this time around,” she says.“When they start making me feel uneasy or unsafe I don’t hesitate to contact the police, press charges and ask for help." She doesn’t understand why some regard her as “too radical” in her approach.
This is nothing new to Hildur Lilliendahl Viggósdóttir, an Icelandic feminist who has captured the attention of a nation ever since she set up a Facebook album back in February, ‘Men Who Hate Women’, which features content like this on a daily basis.I’m not taking it from a friend’s news feed or a private conversation.” This is not the first time Facebook has been accused of censorship of feminist content: one page dedicated to “radical self-love and body empowerment” was suspended after posting a photograph of tribal women in Senegal with their breasts visible.“I don’t think Facebook is being consciously sexist,” says Hildur.I wanted to shed a light on how vile it is.” The ultimate goal, she says, has to be social justice for all.“But for now I’m settling for making people aware of the abusive behaviour that happens everywhere.“I started the album after hearing ridiculously misogynistic things in the media, even from public figures and politicians,” she explains.
“I had the feeling that people didn’t realise how harsh is the response that feminists receive for speaking up.
Some have applauded Hildur’s bravery; others have been less supportive.
Last month, in a comment to an article on Icelandic newspaper DV’s website subsequently published on his publicly-visible Facebook wall, one man declared: “If I ‘accidentally’ ran over Hildur, she is probably the only person on earth that I would back up over, and leave the car on top of her with the hand brake on!!!
My husband answered, and the caller said: ‘If you don’t tell that c**t b***h you’re living with to stop what she’s doing, then I’m gonna come and trash your car’.” When the album first drew attention, she received one disturbingly graphic email, whose author wrote: “I want to see you dead.
I want to see you burn alive.” But Hildur remains undaunted.
“We made this rule because screengrabs are one way that bullies can try to bypass privacy and sharing settings.” Hildur hardly comes across as an archetypal “bully”.