The founder of a feminist website was the victim of disturbing harassment on social media last week—but neither Twitter nor the police have stepped in to help her block her stalker.
Last Friday night I did something I hadn’t done since childhood—I slept with the lights on.
I was spooked because of a threat I received via Twitter, about a month after launching my new blog, Onward and F-Word. As a feminist writer and reproductive activist, I’ve often encountered negative reactions to my opinions, but they’ve always been directed at my work or my perspective—not my physical being, my body, or my life. They’ve never invaded my personal space.