Yet another woman has been driven off Twitter by misogynistic fanboy bullies angry that she had invaded their putatively male turf. This time, the arena is comics, and the woman in question is writer Chelsea Cain, a bestselling novelist who brought her feminist sensibility to the Marvel comic book series Mockingbird, which recently came to an end after eight issues.
Cain’s resignation from Twitter prompted a flood of support, on Twitter and elsewhere, from fans and others troubled by misogyny online.
Her detractors responded by declaring that it was all a big hoax — that she’d made up the misogynistic harassment she claimed she’d gotten. And also that she sucked and feminism sucked and that it was a terrible thing that she and other feminists were ruining comics and that no, the harassment of her, which didn’t exist, had nothing to do with sexism, it was just because she sucked.
Nothing more than seeking attention. Where's the proof she harassed? Not a single screenshot of abuse, how convenient #StandWithChelseaCain
— BÆNŃÈR (@TryhardTrump) October 27, 2016
Still waiting for that overwhelming evidence. You know, that thing you bring to the cops when you're threatened/abused.#StandwithChelseaCain
— T©ny Isaza™ (@PrimitivPatriot) October 27, 2016
The easiest marketing ploy these days is to scream herrasment (no proof needed) and people will blindly follow 👌#StandWithChelseaCain
— Hipster McBuzzkill (@ArchaicHipster) October 27, 2016
Sigh, now I get it, the lack of evidence, how sudden it was, this is a hoax to get you morons to buy her garbage.
— Musou Tensei (@MusouTensei82) October 27, 2016
I dont #StandWithChelseaCain because there's no proof her harassment. Her comic sucked and she deleted her account due to her not accepting.
— XperiMental (@smokedout5021) October 27, 2016
— BoneMan (@Bonefingerz) October 27, 2016
This #StandWithChelseaCain is sad. Why does Feminism have to suck the fun out of Marvel? I hope the MCU won't fall as fast or as hard.
— Joseph Solano (@ZekeWars010) October 27, 2016
— Captain_Hat (@CaptHat211) October 27, 2016
Better idea. Stop using feminism to defend half-assed efforts by hack comic writers.
— All Hallows Jamie (@JamieAgathaRose) October 27, 2016
— Deplorable Redneck🖕 (@Outlawdriver_72) October 27, 2016
Gosh, what a shock to find Donald Trump fans mixed up in all of this.
EDIT: As several people have mentioned, Mockingbird Vol. 1: I Can Explain is currently the #1 seller in Marvel Comics & Graphic Novels on Amazon.