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Posted Aug 28th, 2015 (10:28 am) by Heather Starks
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Lauren Mayberry sat down to discuss her recent run in with the trolls of the underworld.

Earlier this month, Chvrches released the video for their single "Leave A Trace" and found themselves on the receiving end of some pretty ghastly comments from swarthy 4Chan trolls. The misogynistic blurbs were aimed squarely at Lauren Mayberry, calling her a "slut" and a "whore" due to her completely fucking normal appearance in the video.

But the neanderthals over at 4Chan clearly saw something the rest of us didn't, forcing Mayberry to once again endure disgusting and vulgar comments from a bunch of sexually frustrated, middle aged men in spaghetti-o stained sweatsuits. Mayberry was quick to shut it down, but not without letting everybody know that she was so over this shit.


Last night she appeared on the UK's Channel 4 news to further discuss the issues that women are faced with in today's male dominated society. She called the reaction to the video "ludicrous" and went on to say, "I am a 27-year-old woman wearing a mini dress with wet-look hair. If you don't like it, that's fine, but there is a difference between criticism and hatred."

The most disturbing revelation came when she described one specific incident that took place is the wake of "Slut-Gate 2015."

"Somebody tweeted me the other day, 'If you can't learn to deal with this sort of shit, stick a gun in your mouth before the record even comes out. I have one and I’ll give it to you.' Personally, that's horrifying, if somebody put that through your door, you would go to the police with that."

The fact that a woman can't walk out the door without wondering how many times she is going to be catcalled by overly eager admirers is discouraging. Forget sexual freedom, women are still fighting the great hem-line war and are resigned to the whims and desires of sycophants who somehow get to decide when their clothing is too distracting or revealing. These same men shame women for their clothing and life style choices and then call them "bitches" or "whores" when unsurprisingly, the women are not receptive to their whistling and pick up lines they first heard from Don Johnson on "Miami Vice." Sorry boys, those pick up lines, much like your righteous indignation, are wildly outdated. It's time for women to stand up and say, "Fuck you, you misogynistic assholes, we are done letting you take one more piece of our dignity for your own personal prize collection."

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Watch the entire interview below, and share this with all the assholes that you know. It's about time we started harassing them instead of the other way around.

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