Le sigh – female writer asks simple factual question and the response is a venomous onslaught. Hardly the first time it’s happened either. It gets much worse if you actually attempt to take a stance on something. Of course any writer who dares stick their head above the parapet risks the wrath of internet trolls, but women get treated to all manner of extra special threats and venom. Because the rational response to disliking somebody’s comments is of course to threaten them with sexual violence.
(For the record – I’ve read a lot of Valenti’s stuff in The Guardian and disagreed with various aspects of it. Still don’t think people should be saying this shit to her because she dares express opinions).