Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry Forced to Again Fire Back at Online Misogynists
Published Apr 23, 2015Chvrches are currently in the studio preparing their sophomore album, and despite the band keeping a fairly low profile as of late, frontwoman Lauren Mayberry has stepped into the spotlight to call out online misogynists. Again.
Fighting the good (but disappointingly unending) fight against sexist trolls, Mayberry took to Instagram to share one of the more hateful threats she's recently received.
The photo was accompanied by a caption in which Mayberry lets trolls know that she has no intention of being scared in to silence. It reads:
My band is lucky enough to have some of the most awesome, supportive and respectful fans in the world and we are so excited to be in the studio making an album to share with them. Yet, on a daily basis, we still receive communications like this. These people never learn that violence against women is unacceptable. But they also never learn that women will not be shamed and silenced and made to disappear. I am not going anywhere. So bring it on, motherfuckers. Let's see who blinks first.
She also took to Twitter to share an amazing string of .gifs (in response to fellow supporters) featuring appearances from influential, outspoken women like Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Ilana Glazer.
Unfortunately, having been the target of ongoing online abuse since Chvrches' rise to prominence, Mayberry previously spoke out against misogyny in the online music community back in 2013 in an op-ed for The Guardian.