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Slay Your Internet Trolls With This Artist’s Brilliant New Remedy: Spells

Get rid of the internet’s grossest pests with Molly Soda’s totally strange and spot-on spellbook.

Image via Newhive.com/Mollysoda

At some point in our lives, we all come into contact with an internet troll. Whether it’s that stranger from high school who can’t stop screaming about food stamp theft, or the patronizing friend who starts every sentence with “Well actually,” the internet is full of idiots with free time. That’s why the artist Molly Soda created a hilarious book of spells, designed—among other things—to help writers and Facebook posters everywhere defend themselves from internet hate. And while the science behind the troll spell has yet to be proven (not sure how “digging holes” will translate to “dying trolls”), her project was met with well-deserved internet tweets, favorites, and acclaim.

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YouTube Blogger Bravely Fights Body-Shaming Trolls

A blogger got tired of dressing up for the internet. So she ditched her makeup and started a movement.

For many women bloggers, the Internet can be a terrifying place. A study by the University of Maryland discovered that writers with female names were 33 times more likely to receive online sexual harassment than men. When beauty blogger Em Ford posted an Instagram photo of herself without makeup, she was flooded with hate. But instead of withdrawing, Ford fought back by posting a powerful YouTube video exploring so much of the abuse that she, and the women like her, get for not looking “perfect.”

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Hillary Clinton Action Figure Inflames Internet Nutjob Brigade

It seems the toy is just as polarizing as Hillary herself.

Mini-Hillary is unfazed by the online hate. Image courtesy of FCTRY/Jason Feinberg

Jason Feinberg had nothing but the best of intentions when he created the Hillary Clinton doll that took the internet by storm this week. Feinberg owns a toy and novelty manufacturing company, FCTRY in Brooklyn, that in the past created a popular Barack Obama action figure as well as The Mustachifier: a pacifier that makes babies look like little hipster gentlemen. The former high school teacher-cum-entrepreneur wanted to produce something that captured the spirit of the times. As Feinberg mentioned to GOOD, he saw that there was, “the chance to create something that becomes a symbol for a historic movement. It sounds like a stretch but we were really inspired by what Shepard Fairey did with the HOPE poster in 2008, and our dream would be to have the Hillary Action Figure become a popular symbol for her.” What Feinberg didn’t expect was to become the target of the internet’s ire, especially its frothing sexist, right wing, anti-Semitic fringe element.

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