Anita Sarkeesian, Ashley Judd aren’t ignoring violent trolls: They’re fighting back



After dealing with her fair share of trolls, video blogger Anita Sarkeesian knows one thing for sure — she detests the term itself

“I think the word troll is kind of a problem,” she said on April 24, speaking to a mostly female audience at the Women in the World summit, a three day event in New York City that tackles the issues women face today

The term “troll” is “juvenile,” its cartoonish influence playing down the harmful and often violent aspects of social media harassment, she says

Ashley Judd, New York Times staff writer Emily Bazelon and California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris also shared the stage with Sarkeesian, speaking about their own experience with online trolling. The conversation was moderated by Katie Couric Read more…

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