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.
I dont #StandWithChelseaCain because there's no proof her harassment. Her comic sucked and she deleted her account due to her not accepting.
— Deadaccount (@smokedout5021) October 27, 2016
— BoneMan? (@BoMa on GAB.AI) (@Bonefingerz) October 27, 2016
— Captain Hat (@CaptHat211) 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.