“anyone whose #microaggressions toward cis white patriarchy are this blatant must be stopped!” and @ Nero. Those pesky feminists? I dunno exactly what that was supposed to add, though I *was* clear you weren’t saying rape threats are debate. Partly I’m asking, how clear is that from the edge, where the crazies hang out? Especially since there isn’t much need to point out that having a loud opinion on Twitter elicits harassment. Like, whoa, really?
Besides, loud and rude on Twitter does not cause rape threats. Harassers on Twitter do.
I think Twitter’s response to Yiannopoulos encouraging harassment was odd, removing verification. If their terms were violated, why leave his account intact at all? But threatening violence and encouraging violence isn’t free speech.