02/01/2013 11:16 am ET

Haters Gonna Hate. What's A Woman To Do About It?

Recently a British classics professor named Mary Beard was inundated with nasty comments after she participated in an online forum at the Guardian. “In one of the milder examples, Beard was called ‘a vile, spiteful excuse for a woman, who eats too much cabbage and has cheese straws for teeth,’” the Guardian reported. “Beard's features were even superimposed on an image of female genitalia.”

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