Rape culture in action

I suppose it had to happen sooner or later. In response to my earlier post about rape culture on college campuses, I received my very first Twitter rape threat:

How lovely — and so clever and original, too!

FYI, I haven’t had any previous history with this tweeter, nor did I have any interaction with him, on Twitter or elsewhere, subsequent to the campus rape post.

I’ve been trolled before, but so far as I can recall up until now I have never been threatened with rape. Welcome to the world of blogging while female, I suppose.

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Kathleen Geier

Kathleen Geier is a writer and public policy researcher who lives in Chicago. She blogs at Inequality Matters. Find her on Twitter: @Kathy_Gee