What kind of fucked-up, backward-ass upbringing do you have to have to write this type of thing? You’re better than this, sports fans:
“Albany Times Union columnist Jennifer Gish recounted some of the awful sexual harassment and name calling she suffered after writing a piece critical of Buffalo Bills fans. “F*** yourself ya stupid C***,” and “YOU SUCK DONKEY D***!” were among the dozens of degrading missives.
Laurie Penny, columnist for The Independent newspaper in London, recently wrote that for women, having an opinion is the “short skirt” of the Internet. ‘Having one and flaunting it is somehow asking an amorphous mass of almost-entirely male keyboard-bashers to tell you how they’d like to rape, kill and urinate on you.’”
As a person with several friends of the female journalist persuasion, knowing that they read this kind of shit and deal with it in such a professional way gives me even more respect for what they do.