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For Female Candidates, Harassment and Threats Come Every Day
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=48974"><span class="small">Maggie Astor, The New York Times</span></a>   
Saturday, 25 August 2018 08:30

Astor writes: "Four days before the 2016 congressional primary in her Northern California district, Erin Schrode woke up to tens of thousands of messages. They were everywhere: in her email, on her cellphone, on her Facebook and her Twitter and her Instagram."

Erin Schrode, 27, faced harassment during a congressional race in 2016. Threats continue to this day, she said. (photo: Erika P. Rodriguez/NYT)
Erin Schrode, 27, faced harassment during a congressional race in 2016. Threats continue to this day, she said. (photo: Erika P. Rodriguez/NYT)


For Female Candidates, Harassment and Threats Come Every Day

By Maggie Astor, The New York Times

25 August 18


The abuse already common in many women’s everyday lives can be amplified in political campaigns, especially if the candidate is also a member of a minority group.

our days before the 2016 congressional primary in her Northern California district, Erin Schrode woke up to tens of thousands of messages. They were everywhere: in her email, on her cellphone, on her Facebook and her Twitter and her Instagram.

“All would laugh with glee as they gang raped her and then bashed her bagel eating brains in,” one said.

“It’d be amusing to see her take twenty or so for 8 or 10 hours,” another said, again suggesting gang-rape.

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+1 # Porfiry 2018-08-27 08:55
Many years ago our middle daughter said that there would be a black president before a woman. She was only too right.
 
 
+1 # chrisconno 2018-08-27 13:02
These guys are cowards of the worst kind. They find women easy targets in our paternalistic, patriarchal, misogynistic society. Add to that the vicious ignorance of white supremacy and we get what we have now, a stinking mess of the lowest common denominator of the human race. Women who run for office have to develop an incredibly thick skin. I applaud their bravery.
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