And finally… ghostbusters

A lawmaker wants the act of ‘ghosting’ to be made a criminal offence.

Ghosting is the practice of ending communication with someone without any explanation.

Filipino politician Arnolfo Teves Jr. said ghosting causes trauma as it “develops feelings of rejection and neglect”.

“Studies have shown that social rejection of any kind activates the same pain pathways in the brain as physical pain, meaning there’s a biological link between rejection and pain. That goes for friends and partners, alike,” he said.

“It can be likened to a form of emotional cruelty and should be punished as an emotional offence,” he added.

No penalty was proposed for the offence, however.

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