A Week Of Hate Tweets Sent To Anita Sarkeesian

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Twitter is not the nicest place on the internet at the best of times, but even allowing for that, some people receive more abuse than others. A lot more.

Anita Sarkeesian, host of the Feminist Frequency series (which explores how women are depicted in video games), has shared on her blog a snapshot of her online experience, in the form of a catalogue of every harassing and threatening tweet she received during the week of January 20-26. "It can sometimes be difficult to effectively communicate just how bad this sustained intimidation campaign really is", she writes", and both the volume and tone of the tweets indeed do most of the talking.

Below are just a handful of the examples she posted. A warning, though, these are pretty gross to read.

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Meyer Lansky Sqarrs

The actual list of harassing tweets is a fucking mile long.

/inb4 she's accused of creating all those accounts to pretend to harass herself.

No, but, really, it's about "ethics in journalism."

Mmhmm.

Fuck all the branches of the MRA machine.