There is a sector of society that would prefer women didn't have opinions. Or own property. An opinionated articulate woman is a red rag to a bull. These bullies reside in every strata of society . They inhabit both sides of the political spectrum but violent bullies of the left are especially prominent at this time.
In February 2012, the venal treatment of dissenters of the "Left" reached a new low as displayed on the "Treachery" post at long established blog-site The Standard:
To summarise: A commentator outraged by the proposed partial sale of the Crafar farms figuratively "spat" in journalist Fran O'Sullivan's face. He boasted of this intent in an anonymous post after Fran O'sullivan wrote a column outlining reasons why the Key government could not intervene in the sale.
It completely escaped this
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