My years of campaigning against the Sun’s Page 3 have given me a whole armoury of retorts to fire back at the delightful randoms who take time out of their busy days to cal me a ‘minger’.
Ah, the internet, simultaneously an exciting tool for creating feminist movements and affecting change, and an introduction agency to the not-so-nice. Yes, we have this terrific space where symbols and symptoms of sexism are brought to their knees by tweeters, bloggers and online petitions, yet anyone who has ever said anything feminist-y online will be aware that they can be left to drown in a murky pool of abuse. Chances are, a range of complete strangers will take time out of their busy days to offer you their viewpoints and suggestions. Here’s just a few I run into regularly …
- Feminism | The Guardian (posted via feedly/ ifttt)
If you want to write about feminism online, be ready to take on the haters