Gymnast and Olympic medallist Beth Tweddle took part in a Twitter Q&A for Sky Sports News today.
— Beth Tweddle (@bethtweddlenews) January 21, 2014
What happened next was nothing short of horrific. Responses included things like this:
— coco bald (@colmc71) January 21, 2014
@SkySportsNews ask her if her fucking teeth can get ne bigger or if she can get any uglier
— stephen (@chronicblower) January 21, 2014
— Anthony Bryant (@antbryant) January 21, 2014
The excellent Everyday Sexism project has documented more examples – it continued for quite a while. Tweddle is one of the few sportswomen who has maintained a relatively high profile after London 2012. It’s a shame she has to wade through this kind of rubbish in order to do her job.