As soon as my podcast was live, the safe bubble of equality that I was living in was soundly popped.
The Men’s Rights groups and their followers came after me in droves
The flocks of furious men this group attracts came in multitudes, barbing me through every one of my social media platforms.
I’ve been sent a variety of colorful tweets, emails, Instagram comments, Facebook comments, Soundcloud comments, Medium comments, and direct messages. These correspondences have ranged from angry to violent: calls for me to be raped and murdered, wishes for me to get cancer, and insults including but not limited to calling me a “disgusting misandrist c**t.”
So, I guess you could say I struck a chord. I’m not the only woman who has received violent death threats from members of the Men’s Rights Movement. You can read countless stories about women being harassed, arguably the most famous being Lindy West’s.