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Internet Trolls and Other Annoyances

Mary Beard famously tamed an internet troll recently by befriending him and helping him with his job application. Not everybody can pull that off, of course, not least because Mary has one big advantage over the typical internet user – namely her age, which lies somewhere above the median for the medium. 330 more words


Internet 'trolling' should not be dismissed as a gender issue

It was a recent article by Hadley Freeman, entitled “‘How to tame your troll’ only really works if you’re Mary Beard”, that provoked me to write this post. 801 more words


Liberal Hero of the Week #73: Mary Beard

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum… 603 more words

Liberal Hero / Villain

Quote of the day: TROLLS


There is an injunction among users of social media that one should not pay attention to online detractors. There is even a Twitter account, @AvoidComments, which issues monitory statements: “You wouldn’t listen to someone named Bonerman26 in real life. 331 more words

Quote Of The Day

In this week's New Yorker

The three long features are all worth reading, for very different reasons.

Rebecca Mead’s “The Troll Slayer,” a profile of British classics scholar Mary Beard, is the most entertaining because its subject is so self-accepting and outspoken and reasonable. 171 more words

In This Week's New Yorker

What Would Mary Beard Do? Bonnie Honig On How a Different Chancellor Might Respond to the Salaita Affair

One of the more difficult challenges in the midst of the Salaita affair is to hold onto the possibility that a university could handle the Israel-Palestine debate in ways that are worthy of a university. 1,059 more words