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Girl Receives Anonymous Rape Threat – Where’s the Haha In Sarahah

Disturbing? Yes.

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The need for social media validation has led to the creation of yet another platform. And This time, it’s ‘Sarahah’, meaning ‘honesty’ in Arabic.

Sarahah is an online anonymous messaging app that allows users to leave messages on other users’ profiles, without revealing their identity. The app has been garnering a lot of interest and was even the top application on the Apple Store in July.

In this world of online trolls, it was only a matter of time until ‘anonymous messages’ weren’t fun anymore. A girl (name withheld on request) posted this screenshot on Twitter about a Sarahah message she received.

Disturbing? Yes.
It’s scary how people use anonymity to unleash the worst version of themselves. I had received my fair share of ‘criticism’ on this app, and it had mostly stayed in the territory of silly physical taunts, but this was such a rude shock. I’ve been told on Twitter that I should have expected this, joining an anonymous messaging app, but even while trolling someone online there’s a line that you shouldn’t cross. I’ve also been told that this is not a ‘real rape threat’, but the fear and panic I felt was very much real.
The girl to The Quint

“I'm horrified. And I'd like people to not tell me it was my fault for downloading an app,” she adds before sharing a screenshot of the rape threat she received.

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Disturbing? Yes.

“To the person who sent me a rape threat on Sarahah: Thank you for making me shake in my chair and worry for my safety,” she wrote.

Disturbing? Yes.

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