It's a story as old as, well, the Internet. A woman is a video game journalist. She receives rape and death threats. The end. But in a delightful new take on the old story, said video game journalist has reached out to the mothers of her harassers, just to let them know what their sons are up to.
Well, it's fucking depressing to say it was bound to happen but considering the state of the world, it really was: the woman who starred in Hollaback's viral street harassment video has reportedly been getting rape threats in the comments of the video on YouTube.
For those who don't know (because there are quite a few...let's be honest, not everyone reads comic books) Captain America #22 came out last week, and there was a bit of an uproar on social media that resulted in calls to fire the author, Rick Remender.
This past weekend, I attended the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo*, going to a whole bunch of panels and meeting some really amazing people. I left feeling happy about my hobbies, creative, hopeful and overwhelmingly like I was part of a really great community of nerds who look out for each other. I heard stories…
On Wednesday, Tumblr user Misandry Mermaid put up a post doxxing a man who sent her a rape threat. Tumblr removed that post, telling her, "We do not allow harassment on Tumblr."
Yesterday, the internet was abuzz and a-head-shake with news that several fans of Chris Brown expressed their adoration of the star by Tweeting that they'd let the convicted domestic abuser hit them in the face. Some concerned people even took it upon themselves to teach those female internet users a lesson about…