It’s the first rule of the playground: don’t pay attention to the bullies. So what do a bunch of highly intelligent, respected women bloggers think they will achieve by creating the Twitter hashtag #mensaybadthingsaboutme?
The hashtag highlights the derogatory and often violent comments female bloggers receive from anonymous online readers.
They claim to be “fighting back”. According to yesterday’s Age, the hashtag is the weapon for a campaign led by leading female Australian bloggers to highlight the “abusive misogyny of anonymous posters online”. It follows a similar movement by female British bloggers, started by Guardian journalist Laurie Penny. But more on that later.
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