Emily Sears and Laura Lux: Why we shame the trolls who send us inappropriate messages Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/consumer-security/emily-sears-and-laura-lux-why-we-shame-the-trolls-who-send-us-inappropriate-messages-20160131-gmi0qb.html#ixzz3z9oQhLJf Follow us: @smh on Twitter | sydneymorningherald on Facebook

A Los Angeles-based Australian model, who is being applauded for responding to men who send her unsolicited images on social media by telling their girlfriends, has decided to share why she does it with Fairfax Media. Emily Sears’ story, which appeared on the Huffington Post website here, has gone viral.

Sears, who has 2.3 million Instagram followers, and her DJ friend, Laura Lux, a fellow Australian with more than 600,000 followers, are among the countless women who have to deal with online harassment. They have been hitting back by naming and shaming the online trolls’ seedy behaviour.

They both explain why they are taking matters into their own hands.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/consumer-security/emily-sears-and-laura-lux-why-we-shame-the-trolls-who-send-us-inappropriate-messages-20160131-gmi0qb.html#ixzz3z9oYX79G
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