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Let’s have some solidarity for Jack Monroe, who writes: Over the last few days I’ve been inundated with tweets, comments and emails from anonymous accounts, all with the same thinly veiled message. Here’s a couple of the charmers…



Bizarre that this should all start up again, I thought, especially on Twitter, where my profile clearly states:


…So if someone has gone to the trouble of looking me up on Twitter (or Instagram or any other social media) to send targeted, deliberate and frankly unimaginative abuse, how could they fail to notice that I HAVE A JOB.

Visit Jack’s site to read the rest of her civilised takedown of these creeps. VP‘s view on this is that it’s another cack-handed attempt to shame or silence a notable Leftie with a large degree of influence. The last paragraph is well worth quoting, though:

So to the idiot who says I’m a poor role model to my kids, they see me get up in the morning and sharpen my knives and pack my bag. They see me writing at the table. They can identify my books in the supermarket or book shop. They ask most days what I’ve done at work. They know I work. They know I have a job. They know what I do. And now, trolls and strangers that feel compelled to abuse people they don’t know from the safety of anonymous internet accounts, so do you.

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