Caroline Criado-Perez campaigned for a woman to be on the bill. However, when it was officially announced that Jane Austen would replace Charles Darwin in the note in 2017, Criado-Perez was sent abusive messages over the course of the next 48 hours.
Shortly after that, a petition was created for Twitter to add a quick button to report abuse. It has been signed by 40,000 people, including popular celebrities. If the social media site does not act accordingly, a boycott will be instigated on Sunday.
“It’s infuriating that the price you pay for standing up for women is hours of rape threats,” expressed Miss Criado-Perez.
Source: Mirror News