Martin Belam pretended to be a ghost on twitter – and discovered the misogyny lurking in our political debate:
Then I announced that the next guest was going to be Emmeline Pankhurst, the first time it had featured a woman. Within a couple of minutes I got the first negative tweet I’d ever received directed at the account. And then a few minutes after that, without yet having tweeted in character, I got someone complaining that it was all going to be about feminism. And during the show people tweeted things like “Why are there no men on Woman’s hour?” at me.
It’s a pretty disturbing read, rendered more so by the fact that these feelings are rendered in low level humour rather than outright abuse.
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