By now no doubt everyone's heard about the death threats against Green MP Sue Bradford. Very, very, deeply uncool.
It's a timely reminder of both the scary side of social media and the vulnerability of those who push unpopular barrows. Many years ago I received a couple of anonymous threats, and more recently when we had some troll trouble some of it got very nasty including physical threats towards me and others writing here.
I can't speak for anyone else but despite the rational part of my brain telling me that it's just talk some level of fear would get to me, which is exactly what the Nasty wants.
I hope Sue is ok, and that she is getting support from her friends and whanau. I admire what she is doing and I would hope that even those who disagree with her would still defend her right to feel (and be) safe.
As a threat was made via twitter it might be nice for Sue to receive some support the same way. You can do this by putting @suebr in your twitter status, plus your message of suppport.