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8/ The LOL League didn’t just target women, but also people of color, the LGBTQ community and other marginalized identities, Mutombo said.
10/ A list of names of League of LOL members was leaked. Many French journalists and editors lost their jobs. And the group’s founder apologized, saying he realizes he partook in “toxic masculinity.”
9/ Ketsia Mutombo’s @VsCyberH created a counter movement to the LOL League called Ligue du Love — or League of Love. It accuses the LOL League of being an army at war to shut up women and minority groups.
5/ @KenzaSMG wasn’t alone. Recently, dozens of people shared their stories about being harassed by the LOL League after the French newspaper, Libération @libe() exposed the group.
7/ Ketsia Mutombo, a co-founder of Feminists Against Cyberbullying association @VsCyberH() in Paris, says this kind of harassment is much more serious than “trolling.”
4/ The harassment went so far as superimposing a picture of her with an ice cream cone to a penis. They also started harassing her sister. #ligueduLOL
3/ For @KenzaSMG , the harassment started in 2013. She felt like she was targeted as a fashion blogger — like it meant she’s not intelligent and doesn’t have anything to say. #LigueduLoL
1/ Kenza Sadoun El Glaoui (@KenzaSMG), one of France’s first fashion bloggers, didn’t know who her harassers were until this week: the Ligue du LOL (LOL League). THREAD

By The World's @lucymartiros #LigueduLoL
2/ The LOL League is a private Facebook group of mostly male French journalists and was behind a wave of online insults and harassment aimed at women in media. #LigueduLoL

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