A Boy’s Game?

A BOY’S GAME?….Ann Althouse says today that the usual vitriolic tone of the blogosphere gets even worse when women are the targets:

Blogosphere-strength fighting with a woman takes on an outrageous sexual tone, aggressively declaring that that this is a boy’s game. Are there any feminists around to see when it’s happening and say a little something?

I’m pretty sure the answer is “yes” to both parts of that question.

As it happens, Ann’s specific complaint is about a comment thread at LGF, and Matt Welch does a public service by providing a sample of the comments so you don’t have to wade through the muck yourself to see what Ann is talking about. Basically, it’s LGF being LGF, and therefore perhaps not worth wasting much energy on. On the other hand, the same is true elsewhere, including here from time to time, which does make it worth pointing out. Comments?

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