9-Year-Old’s Face Is Plastered On Poster Used To Promote Abortion And Her Mom Gets Brilliant Revenge
Thanks to the anonymous nature of the internet, keyboard warriors are taking advantage and sharing some of the most disgusting thoughts wtih a worldwide audience. In such a way, innocent people become subject to some despicable acts.
That's what has recently happened to Sophia, a 9-year-old girl with a severe disability.
Her photo was illegally stolen and posted online to promote abortion. When her mom saw the poster with her daughter's face, she responded in a way every other mother would: By starting a war against hate and cruelty.
When this little girl was born, she had significant facial deformities, as well as deformities in her feet and hands.
When Sophia turned one, a scaring diagnosis was established: Rett syndrome. This is a brain disorder that affects kids' motor functions and speaking abilities. As a result, Sophia needs constant supervision and assistance from her family, who are there for her 24/7.
The horror began after some changes in healthcare laws. As Sophia's mother is a healthcare activist, she started speaking out about her daughter's condition, and trolls used this fragile moment to target the little girl.
One attacker really wanted to get famous. Not only did they post Sophia's picture along with a text supporting coerced abortion, they also tagged Sophia's mom and sent her a direct Twitter message.
Although some time passed, the tweet was still there, and the hateful movement behind it was still alive. The Twitter troll continued mentioning Sophia's mother, reaching out to her Twitter followers.
The original tweet with the girl's photo attached kept disturbing her mother. That's why Natalie Weaver asked her followers to report it and even told the story to a local news station in hopes to be heard by Twitter and make them take it all down.
After about a week and a half of continuous coverage, Natalie Weaver got what she wanted - an official message from Twitter. They expressed their apologies, removed the post, and suspended the troll who had posted it.
Finally satisfied with the result, Natalie Weaver started talking about the way social media monitor and review such content. She stated that Twitter should add people with disabilities as a separate group in their violation reporting. Otherwise, anonymous trolls will continue expressing their hate towards disabled people.
At the moment, Natalie and her entire family continue their fight for Sophia's rights as well as for the rights of all other individuals with disabilities. Twitter has already included disability in their violation reporting tool. It's such a small, yet significant, win!
This is a battle Natalie Weaver has already won, rightfully.