This is the delightful John Nimmo, who is currently awaiting sentencing after being found guilty of sending menacing rape-threat tweets to Caroline Criado-Perez. Ms Criado-Perez is the UK grad student who successfully campaigned to get Jane Austen pictured on the new £10 note (thus preventing an all-male lineup on British currency*), and was subjected to a torrent of rape, mutilation and death threats sent from more than 80 different Twitter accounts.

Really, could there be a more perfect illustration of the disparity between a feminist and a troll? Ms Criado-Perez is a 29-year-old Oxford English Literature graduate, who is currently studying for her masters in gender theory at the London School of Economics and writes for The Guardian and the HuffPo; Nimmo is a 25-year-old "social recluse…who barely left the house except to empty his bins, and whose only life was lived through the internet".

So, the next time you find yourself being attacked by an asshole like this, remember what a sad, little creature he or she undoubtedly is, and take heart.

*ETA: I love her attitude to feminist campaigning: "Caroline Criado-Perez never expected it to be that big a deal. It was just that when the Bank of England announced in April that the social reformer Elizabeth Fry was to be dropped from the £5 note in favour of Winston Churchill, she realised our banknotes would have an all-white, all-male line-up and 'it pissed me off'.

"She didn't have a big game plan, she says, talking in the kitchen of her north London flat with a small, excitable dog on her lap. 'I just thought: This is bollocks.' "

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Also, Caroline Criado-Perez is co-founder of The Women's Room and founder of the Week Woman blog. I think we need a main page article about this woman asap!


- Interview with Caroline Criado-Perez: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/d…

- Caroline Criado-Perez's journalism for The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/profile/caroli…

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- More about the case: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/d…

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/j…