Welcome to the Monday edition of Internet Insider, where we dissect the weekend online. Today:
- Woman becomes internet hero for beating boss with mop after he allegedly sexually harassed her
- ‘Heartbreaking’: People are pissed after seeing tutorial on makeshift toilet for homeless community
- TikTok mom’s lesson for her 5-year-old divides viewers
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Woman becomes internet hero for beating boss with mop after he allegedly sexually harassed her
A woman became an internet hero after she beat her boss, who is accused of sexually harassing her, with a mop.
A video of the incident was recently posted to Weibo—China’s Twitter-like platform—and it has been viewed millions of times, according to Yahoo News. In the video, a government worker who is only identified as “Zhou” pours water over her boss, throws books at him, and beats him with a mop.
He had allegedly sent inappropriate text messages to Zhou and her co-workers. In the video, he reportedly tries to apologize and admits to the harassment as she attacks him with the mop. “It was just a joke,” he says, per Newser.
According to an expert who spoke with the New York Times, it’s rare that alleged harassers are punished when faced with claims of sexual harassment. However, Zhou’s boss reportedly was fired for “lifestyle violations of discipline,” and Zhou filed a police report against him, Newser reported. Her case will reportedly be helped by the fact he admitted to the harassment on video.
Zhou’s actions have garnered a largely positive reaction in China, with many online declaring her a hero. She will reportedly not face any repercussions.
–Eilish O’Sullivan, newswire editor
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‘Heartbreaking’: People are pissed after seeing tutorial on makeshift toilet for homeless community
A tutorial on how to make a makeshift toilet for homeless citizens is sparking debate about the inhumane treatment of the unhoused in the United States. The video was posted on Twitter by Shirley Raines, founder of the Los Angeles-based homelessness nonprofit Beauty2theStreetz, as a way to demonstrate how she utilizes the portable toilet lids donated to her organization. The clip shows step-by-step instructions on how to create a portable loo using the lids, a bucket, a garbage bag, cat litter, and a sealed bag.
Daysia Tolentino, contributing writer
TikTok mom’s lesson for her 5-year-old divides viewers
One mother’s harsh lesson for her 5-year-old who wouldn’t clean his room has TikTok viewers split on best parenting practices. TikToker Tabatha Marie was frustrated that her young son refused to pick up after himself despite her repeatedly asking over the course of two days. But what she really didn’t appreciate was him apparently telling her to tidy up his room herself.
–Rachel Kiley, contributing writer