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Re: [tor-talk] How does Tor help abuse victims?

I have been a victim of discrimination, for political issues,
for some time.

The anonymity Tor offers may improve the victim's life
in many things, from finding a job to communicate to
others, completely free from their abusers. They
may even set up blogs or web pages to expose the
ones who harass them.

Lluis Sala

On 10/01/2014 07:49 PM, Derric Atzrott wrote:
>> I appear to lack imagination on how Tor helps abuse victims. Since some
>> of you are involved with some organizations working in that field, I
>> hope you give some insight.
>> Personally I see no benefit in using Tor from the point of view of an
>> abuse victim. Beside the properties why anyone could use Tor.
>> Quite the opposite, the abuser seems to gain more by using Tor, if
>> he/she (mostly he) is anonymous in the first place.
> I know of at least one use case that I have personally seen.
> A lot of abuse victims have never told anyone or have told very few
> folks that they are victims of abuse.  It's one of those things that
> people just don't feel comfortable talking about, and for a good
> reason, as abuse victims are often stigmatised by our society and
> there is a great deal of victim blaming that happens.  There exists
> online a number of websites where victims of abuse can privately
> get together to discuss their past or current abuse and find ways
> to either get out of the situation or move on with life.
> These sorts of things are a godsend for such people.
> Another use-case would be the anonymous reporting of abusers.  In
> this case someone who is not the abuse victim, but knows of the
> abuse can report it without fearing reprisal from the abuser.  This
> is the same sort of logic that led to anonymous tip lines for police
> stations.
> Thank you,
> Derric Atzrott
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