We don't follow Ashley Judd on Twitter, but we know she's a passionate Kentucky fan and we do respect that, even though we don't understand pulling for UK, much less UK and John Calipari. But it's her team so that's totally understandable (as ACC fans, we are delighted to see Jennifer Lawrence is just as wound up for Louisville).
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Apparently she tweeted out that Arkansas was playing dirty in the SEC championship and some Arkansan Yabbos ripped into her pretty harshly.
We think it's great that she's filing charges against whoever can be ID'd and obviously whoever made threats. Those guys need to be taught a lesson. You can't hide behind your screen and just lob grenades at people you don't know, least of all women. And if you threaten them, well, we hope all of them emulate Ms. Judd and track them down.
We do take exception to one thing she says even as we cheer her on in her war on trolls: Ms. Judd says this: "The amount of gender violence that I experienced is absolutely extraordinary. A significant part of my day today will be spent filing police reports at home about gender violence that’s directed at me on social media."
We don't doubt that the threats are sickening and disturbing, but as a matter of fact and logic, threats made on Twitter are not and cannot be called violence, whether gender or otherwise. You cannot (yet) commit violence via Twitter. You can talk about it, you can threaten it, you can invite it and harass people, but violence is not virtual. It's real and immediate.
And the truth is, much like the poor women who are dealing with the pimply faced little turds over Gamergate, none of these guys would ever have the nerve to put their device down and face the people who so enrage them.
Cowards, one and all.
Ms. Judd has more courage before she brushes her teeth than all of them put together have all day long.
We wish her many successful prosecutions, and when she has a minute, perhaps she might get in touch with the women who are being so terribly mistreated over Gamergate so that they might make common cause.