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College Student Threatens Herself With Rape on Facebook
It’s always shocking when someone is stupid enough to sexually harass another person online. It’s even more ridiculous coming from a woman, especially when the woman she’s threatening is, well…herself. Police charged 28-year-old University of Wyoming student Meg Lanker-Simons with interference on Monday for posting an inappropriate comment on the “UW Crushes” Facebook page. The since-deleted comment reportedly said:
I want to hatef--k Meg Lanker—so hard. That chick that runs her liberal mouth all the time and doesn’t care who knows it. I think its [sic] hot and it makes me angry. One night with me and she’s gonna be a good Republican b--ch.
Lanker-Simons, an award-winning liberal blogger, responded to the rape threat—allegedly her own threat—by saying it was “disgusting, misogynistic, and apparently something the admins of this page think is a perfectly acceptable sentiment.” The post led to a campuswide protest against rape culture. Campus police investigated to find the perp, eventually tracing the inappropriate post back to Lanker-Simons’s computer, according to the Huffington Post. Lanker-Simons currently faces up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $1,000 if convicted.