Saunders knows she will be attacked by people who dismiss online abuse as empty threats, but we’ve recently heard about the life-changing impact on a number of well-known women.
Gina Miller, the woman who won a Brexit legal challenge against the Government, has been threatened with acid attacks and said she is afraid to leave her home.
On first impressions, you may find you actually like or are drawn to the sociopath.
It’s not surprising as more often than not they are indeed charming and likable.
Remember the torrent of rape threats aimed at Caroline Criado-Perez when she campaigned to have a woman on British banknotes?
Or the man who threatened to kill the Labour MP Angela Eagle, calling her a ‘bitch’ and telling her she would die if she became leader of the Labour party?
According to Saunders, "an increasing proportion of hate crime" is now carried out online, and she hopes to see more prosecutions and longer sentences.
his is all to the good, but many women will spot a glaring omission in the different strands of hate crime cited by the Crown Prosecution Service.
The new policy covers crimes based on race, religion or disability, as well as homophobic, bi-phobic and transphobic offences - and it is absolutely right that it does so. Specifically, threats to hurt or kill women because they're women.
The one behavior that characterizes the human race is so widespread that most of the time we don’t even notice it. Whether it was to protect feelings, avoid trouble, impress, or to simply get what they want, not many people can say they have never told a lie.
It is extremely hard to spot and it is even harder to stop. However, there is one extreme type of liar that you should beware of; the sociopathic liar.