Jess Brammar writes about another curse of the internet: reply guys.
…alongside the straightforward abuse that is by now publicly acknowledged â€“Â and to the majority of the population, wholly unacceptable â€“ there is something more complex, less offensive, but incredibly exhausting nonetheless. Sometimes itâ€™s so subtle you barely notice it but itâ€™s always there, always wearing, and just reserved for us women.
It is, broadly, the general sense that men have the right to weigh in on any statement made by a woman, because their opinion is as welcome, relevant and wanted as the original point, something Mashable has termed â€œthe curse of the reply guyâ€. A non-stop unsolicited stream of pedantry and condescension.