Misogynistic trolls de-anonymized

Today in news of the weird, I’m linking to a Daily Mail story for reasons other than complaining about it. The identity of several of the men who used Twitter to send (in some cases horrifically) misogynistic abuse to female campaigners and members of parliament has been revealed. The onslaught of abuse centered around the fact that these women wanted to put Jane Austen’s face on some money, and therefore feminism is taking over the world and men everywhere are under threat.

Anyway, the really striking thing about the identity revelations is the variety of men who engage in this sort of behavior. Trolls – they come from everywhere. But the end up under bridges and we want them to stay there. So please don’t feed them.