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Haters Gonna Hate. What’s a Woman to Do About It? - The Cut

Haters Gonna Hate What s a Woman to Do About It The Cut


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For women, the effect is often compounded. “A woman's opinion is the mini-skirt of the internet,” writes British columnist Laurie Penny. “Having one and flaunting it is somehow asking an amorphous mass of almost-entirely male keyboard-bashers to tell you how they'd like to rape, kill and urinate on you.”

The phrase "amorphous mass of almost-entirely male keyboard-bashers" is unfortunately accurate.

I'm surprised at the frequency with which I find it on so-called female-friendly site Imgur. They're usually quick to blame it on Redditors or 9gaggers bringing over their hate but the sad truth is that many boys have no etiquette on the Internet and are way too comfortable being haters.

It also surprises me how much I don't find that on Tumblr. There I think the reason is that Tumblr goes out of its way to discourage comments after seeing what a mess YouTube comments are.

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