01/15/2015 09:45 am ET Updated Jan 15, 2015

The Dark Psychology Of The Sexist Internet Commenter

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They say you should never read the comments. But sometimes, out of procrastination or curiosity or the narcissistic personality disorder that's endemic to newsrooms, you do.

And if you happen to write about gender, like I do, some of the comments you'll find will make you want to douse your laptop in Diet Coke and go paint artisanal pottery for a living instead.

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