Dealing with the Trolls


I do know that job one is to keep writing and talking about the things that scare the trolls – not just feminism but race and LGBT rights and everything else that pisses them off. Filters and moderators and sign-in requirements will only get us so far. Ultimately, the most important thing we need to remember is that we can’t always silence them, but that they will never silence us.

Trolls are a serious concern for online magazines, especially in the comments section of articles about women’s issues. Over at Salon, Mary Elizabeth Williams analyzes the phenomenon, and what can be done about it.

Guia Cortassa was born, lives, and works in Milan, Italy. After working as a Contemporary Art curator, she went back to writing. She is a contributing editor for Ondarock and her writing has appeared on Rivista Studio, Flair and the Quietus. She compulsively tweets @gcmorvern. More from this author →