Although the internet has given people access to immeasurable amounts of information, it has also afforded them anonymity and the two things do not always come together for the betterment of society.
We were reminded about this earlier today when musician, Thandiswa Mazwai kindly asked a follower to refrain from using her to bash other women and their choices.
In a tweet to Mazwai, the anonymous user stated that he missed Brenda Fassie and her ability to "uplift the masses" and implied that modern artists only emulated her dress sense and not her abilities as an entertainer.
Mazwai also asked him what he is doing to "uplift the masses" and whether or not he has questioned his contribution to society.
Check out the exchange below which ends in him apologizing for what he did.
Her followers went on to laud her for her response and question the troll for his stance.
King Tha to a patriarchal troll: ✊ pic.twitter.com/CTo5QuaaWH— Tin Pot Dictator (@Gosebo_Mathope) July 19, 2018
It is not the responsibility of women to care fore or change men. It is our responsibility to want to be better and to do what it takes to become better. Why burden women with the responsibility of fixing our mess?— IG: AyobVania (@AyobVania) July 19, 2018
YOUR MESS MY GUY .REREAD MY TWEET FIND THE WORD RESPONSIBILTY I DONT REMEMBER TWEETING, I HAD "POWER" AND I AM THIS MAN I AM A WOMEN MADE ME I DONT KNOW WHAT YOU TRYING TO SAY .— Inga (@kbimjoji) July 19, 2018
RESPONSIBILITY .THEN COME BACK WITH A BETTER RESPONSE.
He has Touch My Blood as his dp #Megacy I can’t say I’m surprised. 💀— #GlobalCitizenFestivalSA (@Vuyokaz_i) July 19, 2018
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