One thing I have noticed about many of the articles that have been written about the whole Adria Richards situation is that they either explicitly or implicitly try to communicate that there is some sort of misogynist internet troll army or MRA internet troll army. (This is a good example, and so is this.)
The reality is that this is a myth. The truth is the internet trolls that went after Adria Richards have no connection to the MRM (or the tech industry) and can’t seriously be called anti-feminist much less misogynist. The trolls came from places like 4chan and amorphous groups like Anonymous. Anyone can claim affiliation with 4chan or Anonymous, so every and any point of view will be represented by those groups (if they are even cohesive enough to be called groups). 4chan and Anonymous will go after anyone that any of its “members” feels like going after. For example, 4chan recently spread fake rumors that Justin Bieber raped a 13 year old girl so as you can see internet trolls go after anyone, not just women. Anonymous has gone after anti-feminists so no one can honestly say that Anonymous is opposed to feminism.
It’s important to be aware of this information because feminists will use internet trolls as an example of an army of misogynists abusing women over the internet ignoring that internet trolls do the same thing to everybody. We need to counter this myth that internet trolls are some sort of adjunct army of the MRM (or misogyny in general) whenever it comes up.