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The rape threats and racism are vile. But women won’t be trolled into silence | Afua Hirsch

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That the MP Jess Phillips received hundreds of rape threats in one night is a sickening reminder of the overwhelming consequences of having a voice There is a weird greeting ritual that takes place these days when women who are well known and outspoken meet. It’s a kind of troll-off. “How are your trolls this week?” I often ask those who, like me, have the audacity to be both female and opinionated on Twitter. “You have so many!” I say. “Oh but yours are more racist,” they say. “Yeah but yours are more violent,” I say. And so on.
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