The article in the New Statesman: http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/he...pe-abuse-womenTaking a cue from Howard Beale, feminist bloggers are banging their keyboards to say “I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!”
Just what are these women so angry about? Misogyny. And not just any misogyny, but Internet misogyny that ends up in their email in-boxes, comment sections, Facebook pages and Twitter feeds.
While women decrying the hatred of women is nothing new, what is new is the number of women bloggers coming out of the woodwork to openly share their experiences of hurt in an effort to launch a campaign against online misogyny.
The New Statesman’s Helen Lewis-Hasteley recently brought together nine female bloggers to recount their plight as victims of online hate. The women’s complaints focus largely on being called mean things, from the traditional women insults (“(*)(*)(*)(*)(*),” “fat,” “ugly”) to those overtly sexual and violent.
I fail to see how insulting people over the internet is hate speech. Apparently calling a woman a "fat, ugly (*)(*)(*)(*)(*)" is wrong, but calling a man a "fat ugly son of a (*)(*)(*)(*)(*)" would be perfectly fine.
Their critics are right; they will eventually go down the road of silencing all opposition to their radical brand of feminism. This is the same M.O. that groups like the ADL and SPLC have been doing for years - by labeling certain impolitically correct sites as "hate sites," then forcing ISP's to shut them down.