A prominent feminist writer and columnist said she is being forced to abandon social media after receiving rape and death threats against her 5-year-old daughter.
On Twitter, popular writer Jessica Valenti wrote: "This morning I woke up to a rape and death threat directed at my 5 year old daughter. That this is part of my work life is unacceptable."
Valenti, author of 2007's Full Frontal Feminism and co-author of Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape in 2008, becomes the latest in an increasingly long line of women who have been harassed and threatened online by anonymous stalkers from SNL cast member Leslie Jones to Gamergate targets Anita Sarkeesian, Briana Wu and Zoe Quinn.
In a series of tweets, Valenti lamented the daily barrage of attacks and threats online by people who are threatened by feminism, while also slamming law enforcement for not taking online threats seriously.
She also hammered social media companies who did little to police vicious and threatening commenters.
Her series of tweets can be found below:
We have reached out to Valenti for further comment.