Ugly Online Attacks on Barnard Women Ahead of Obama Commencement Speech – The Daily Beast

The president’s decision to speak at Barnard has triggered an onslaught of vitriol and name calling against its students that rivals Rush Limbaugh’s ‘slut’ insult of Sandra Fluke—and often comes from women.

On Saturday morning, after getting the news that President Obama would be giving the commencement address at Barnard College this May, graduating senior Marly Faherty did what her generation does: she went online, to a Columbia University blog called Bwog. But as she watched the comments pouring in, her excitement turned to shock, and then despair. “It was the first time I’d seen something get that nasty that quickly,” she told The Daily Beast. “It was like watching a train wreck. I couldn’t take my eyes off it.”

via Ugly Online Attacks on Barnard Women Ahead of Obama Commencement Speech – The Daily Beast.

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