This morning, I was reminded yet again of the ongoing, very serious issue of misogyny directed at women through online and social media platforms. One of my tweeps (and I won’t single her out here) had derogatory comments sent her way by some guy hiding behind an icon supporting He Who Must Not Be Named Because He’s Our Thin-Skinned Leader. All my Twitter friend did was post a couple of witty criticisms directed at men who like… well, let’s just say men who like to post pictures of themselves snagging that big trophy trout on a fishing excursion. The troll in question replied to her tweet with critiques (to use a less saltier term) directed at her Twitter icon, her physique (she only has a picture of herself from the shoulders up), and suggestions of… uh, inbreeding within her family.
Needless to say, I was disgusted with the flame directed her way, and I encouraged her not to take it anymore. Personally, I took it a step further and reported this guy’s actions to the powers-that-be at Twitter. I’m not sure if they’ve deleted his account yet (and he deserves it if they do), but at least my reporting him on my friend’s behalf also meant he was blocked from seeing my account. (Yay! Take that, Mr. Troll!)