They may not talk about it, but receiving gross, harassing messages is the norm for women in politics. Rather than keep quiet, Canadian politician Michelle Rempel decided to share one of those messages on Twitter.
"I get loads of this sort of fanmail all the time," said Rempel. "My policy is to not give it a platform, but sometimes it just gets under your skin."
She said her staff usually just throw out these kinds of letters, but she happened to see this one. And unlike messages on social media, she can't block people who send letters or phone her office with these messages.
Many of the replies to Rempel's tweet empathized with the crap she puts up with.
And showed that harassment is definitely a nonpartisan issue.
Of course, there are those who refuse to get it. But Rempel shut this one down pretty quick.
Lauren Strapagiel is Managing Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto, Canada.
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