What goes on in the mind of ‘trolls’

( CNN) Here we are today, in Donald Trump’s version of “modern day presidential”: Random poorly behaved somebodies on the Internet unexpectedly find their juvenile online aliases thrust into the national spotlight, as “HanA ** holeSolo” did this week when he conceded he had created the Trump v. CNN meme — and it was significantly divulged that he was a regular purveyor of racist and anti-Semitic content on pro-Trump subreddits.

For women who write on the Internet, the existence of these types of trolls isn’t new. It would get boring to recount all the persecution I’ve received from anonymous males on the Internet, but suffice it to say there are few creatively misogynist slanders( and many more pathetically uncreative ones, typically starting with the letters B or C or concerning indecent expects) that haven’t been lunged my space.

Two of these anonymous people have shown up in my real life, off the Internet. A few of the comments have been adequately scaring that I’ve contacted law enforcement.