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Web Trolls & Men’s Rights Activists Step Up Hate for #TheTriggering

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When I went on Twitter today to try to find something to write about for all of you, it didn’t take long before my eyes were assaulted by an onslaught of tweets filed under the trending hashtag #TheTriggering.

I mistakingly clicked on the hashtag’s title thinking that it was some kind of fan dialogue on the next lousy “Purge” movie or something, but quickly realized, no, its a bunch of men’s rights fanatics and internet trolls “back at it again with the bulls***t.”

Damn misogynists!

For those of you who are still confused, #TheTriggering, as explained by someone calling themselves TheFoolAndTheWorld on the anti-“social justice warrior” site Age of Shitlords…(yes that is the site’s actual name), is an annual event where racist, sexist, and generally horrible men and women decide to be…even more racist, sexist, and horrible on social media.

Age of Shitlords explains,

Our freedom of speech is under attack from cultural Marxists who seek to subvert us. Well, as The Addams Family said…’we gladly feast on the flesh of those who week to subdue us.’ That is why on March 9th and 10th, to fight political correctness, and to celebrate the return of Lauren Southern’s profile, we shitlords around the world will conduct the annual event known as #TheTriggering on all forms of social media.

Essentially participants are asked to “post the most vile and offensive things [they] can think of (within federal law), in defense of freedom of speech.”

The anti-misogyny site We Hunted the Mammoth reports that the hashtag is the brainchild of Lauren Southern, a Canadian anti-feminist activist and journalist who loves to bully feminists. According to the site, “she first became something of an icon in the internet’s jerk community last year after she showed up at a slutwalk in Vancouver proudly holding a sign reading ‘there is no rape culture in the West.'”

To give you a taste of what that looks like, here are some of the most vile tweets from users reveling in the political correctness protest.


While scrolling through tweets I noticed a trend of women involved in the hashtag going above and beyond to prove that they could be just as “sexist and anti-feminist” as their male counterparts, which was pretty sad seeing as yesterday was International Women’s Day.

Clearly these trolls are intentionally looking to piss off as many people as possible, so I guess I won’t take it too personally, but as one insightful user puts it:

Editor’s note: This post has been updated to remedy a typo.

Alexis Evans
Alexis Evans is an Assistant Editor at Law Street and a Buckeye State native. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a minor in Business from Ohio University. Contact Alexis at



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