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Game reviewer deals with rape-threat trolls by telling their moms
For once, everybody loves a tattletale.
Nobody wants their mom to know what they get up to on the Internet—least of all trolls who spend their days spewing rape threats and are still supported by an allowance.
Alana Pearce, a video game reviewer based in Brisbane, Australia, is well aware of this fact, and has pressed it to her advantage in the battle against online misogyny. Rather than report Facebook abuse through corporate channels, she’s going straight to the real authority figure.
Pearce followed this tweet with posts indicating that she’s contacted other mothers of would-be rapists but hasn’t heard back from them—because they’re busy yelling at their horrible idiot children, we hope.
Good luck talking your way out of that grounding, boys. (But not really.)
Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'