Read it: Misogynist Trolls Have An Agenda, And It’s Not Lulz


New Troll and Old Troll (Front)

New Troll and Old Troll (Front) (Photo credit: Dunechaser)

Great article on the nature and purpose of trolling:  Misogynist Trolls Have An Agenda, And It’s Not Lulz

“Trolls want to silence women. When they are allowed to shout at you without a response, they have created a microcosm of the world they want, where men are yelling at women who are sitting there and taking it. This is an interesting point, though as West points out, trolls also “win” when they get attention—particularly with the “women won’t fuck me like I deserve!” anger mobs, getting negative attention from women becomes a sort of revenge for them. So it’s tough, but like sexual harassers, trolls know how to create a situation where you can’t win: Either you endure their harassment or you are a “bitch” for pushing back. Cultural misogyny works in their favor.” –   Amanda Marcotte

More: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/08/01/misogynist-trolls-have-an-agenda-and-its-not-lulz/

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