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‘Apparently I’m trending on Twitter for being ugly’


by Kate Demolder
14th Sep 2021

Slut-shaming and harassment has spilled over into the online world. Kate Demolder speaks to the internet trolls about misogyny and why women continue to bear the brunt of this invisible torture

In a recent Instagram Live video with her followers, a sobbing Sydney Sweeney barely vocialised, between heaving sobs what was going on with her. “Apparently I am trending on Twitter right now for being ugly,” she cried. “I would never actually do this, ever. But I think it’s really important for people to see how words actually affect people.” Immediately prior to this, Sweeney had become the target of a directed internet hate campaign, most...

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