Brendan O’Neill Brendan O’Neill

The sinister online mobbing of Róisín Murphy

Roisin Murphy (Credit: Getty images)

In the past they would put a witches’ bridle on women who yapped too much. Any woman judged to be a gossip or a hysteric or just too darn opinionated risked having this iron muzzle attached to her head to keep her babbling tongue in place. That’d shut her up.

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