Rachel Maddow appeared on Ellen to talk about her new documentary and the topic turned to the hate mail Rachel gets regularly. She talks about how most of the e-mails denigrate her appearance in some way and how it's designed to keep women in their place.
I'm always amazed at the sheer amount of hate mail we get at Bilerico Project. The inbox usually includes at least one a day and stuff is regularly left on both the TBP Facebook fan page or my own fan page. You can look at the comments section here too to see unbridled anger directed at authors complete with personal attacks.
After Jerame was announced as the interim Executive Director of National Stonewall Democrats, it took less than 24 hours for him to get his first piece of anti-gay hate mail from an ex-gay proponent.
What's up with people that they feel obligated to lash out with anger and hatred at someone they don't even know? I know it's easier to lash out when you're hiding behind a keyboard and there's no personal connection, but has it come to this?
(Hat tip to Think Progress for the video.)