Anita Sarkeesian has posted one week’s worth of her Twitter abuse. It’s numbingly dumb and repetitive and awful.
Mitch Kahle is a good atheist.
In the year since Mitch Kahle moved back to his native Michigan, he has been able to compel Ottawa County to remove a sign bearing Psalm 19:1 from a public park; transform a 48-foot tall cross into an anchor; and convince two school districts to block a minister from holding religious services during the lunch hour at public schools.
I mean, he’s a really good atheist. Look at the reactions he gets.
What would harassers do if their mothers found out about their behavior? A Peruvian TV show found serial cat-callers on the streets of Lima, and then gave their mothers a make-over so they wouldn’t be obviously recognizable and had them walk past their sons. It’s quite nice to see the mothers rip into them.
The poor little boys look terrified.
The FtBCon discussion of the psychology of trolls was interesting, but one thing I think it could have used is some appreciation of effective trolling strategies. Look at what they’ve accomplished with wikipedia; they have driven some people off the internet, and the ongoing online harassment is at least a distraction to many of us. This is the real threat: that trolls are working to dominate the discussion, and sometimes they succeed.
Greg Laden is talking about one way trolls work: the Serengeti Strategy. He cites Michael Mann on this topic.