This article was first published on 11 October 2013. We republish it here via the Internet Archive’s Way Back Machine.
You will probably remember the Kings of Misogyny aka @ReturnofKings who we wrote about last month.
Today we learned that they had a new project on Twitter:
As their biography states, this account exists to collate something they call “#fatshamingweek” tweets. This “week” appears to be aimed -suprise, surprise- at ridiculing and inciting scorn and hate at women:
In general, the tweets are as unpleasant and unamusing as those coming from the original account:
However, they also seek to harass those who object to their “hilarity”:
This link takes you to a post by a body positive blogger named Amber, who was understandably not very impressed at the idea of a campaign to shame women (read it here: http://adiposeactivist.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/fatshamingweek/)
Thanks to the diffusion by this account, it is not long before someone decides ridicule is not enough and moves on to wishing the critic dead: