anonymous trolls writers regularly threaten to rape
coarse insults, threats and ridicule aggressive limitless. As usual in the world of online news comments - at least for women who contribute to the national debate The frequency of violent invective line - or "trolling" - for commentators and columnists of women is causing some of the biggest names in journalism to hesitate before publishing their opinions. As a result, women writers of the political spectrum come together to demand an end to most anonymous insults.Laurie Penny
columnist who writes for Guardian New Statesman
Independent , has agreed to disclose the amount of abuse they receive, in an effort to persuade the online discussion forums to the police of the threat of comments more efficiently.
"I think the quiet time is over," wrote Penny on Friday, detailing a series of anonymous attacks on her appearance, her past and her family. The author believes that this new outbreak of misogynistic abuse that the use of a vein of age in British public life. Irrelevant personal attacks on women writers and thinkers since at least the end of the 18th, she said. "The implication that a woman must be sexually attractive to be taken seriously as a thinker did not start with the Internet is a charge that was used to confuse and separate the ideas of women before Mary Wollstonecraft has been called "the hyena in petticoats." The network, however, it is easier for children in the rooms only to become the aggressors. "
The cause was taken by
Hasteley writer Helen Lewis, who invited other women to share their experiences. "I wanted to have multiple editors to address the issue at the same time, because these threats are terrifying, but they are shameful," said the
. " I know many people will say that all the commentators on Internet abuse, but what really came through for me when I was looking for in this age of
modus operandiGuardian the end of 1990, has stopped writing online because of the unpleasant reaction. "I dropped like a dead loss. In the past, the worst letters were released before I arrived and more importantly are not anonymous," said Grant.
The author and feminist writer Natasha Walter has also been deterred. "This is one reason why I am so happy to do journalism as much as I used, because I feel very comfortable with the tone of the debate," he said. "Under the cover of anonymity people feel they can express something, but I did not realize there were many people reading my journalism that antagonism felt so strong and so personal to feminism and women writers. "
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