Receiving online rape threats is commonplace for a lot of women, and those who send the threats often go unpunished.
Alanah Pearce, a game reviewer from Brisbane, Australia, decided to approach the problem in her own way: by contacting the mothers of the young men who send her the threats and telling them exactly how their son was spending his time online.
Pearce tweeted a screengrab of a conversation she had with one mother she contacted, along with the comment: "Sometimes young boys on Facebook send me rape threats, so I've started telling their mothers."
Here is how the conversation with the mother went:
"Hi Anna, I don't know you, but I was wondering if [blanked-out] is your son?"
"Yes he is. Why?"
"I have never met him before, but he sent me a concerning message to my public Facebook page today that I was wondering if you might be interested in discussing with him."
"Omg, little shit. I'M SO SORRY. YES I WILL TALK TO HIM!"