Sad, angry men sitting in their bedsits in underpants, hating women unattainable to them? Yes, there are plenty of those. But the shock is that most abuse comes from very young women, directed at other women. This is playground behaviour taken to another level, where all the world can see on Facebook or Twitter the petty malice and spite young girls spit out at one another and at other women they envy or resent.
Why? Like the sad angry men, girls lashing out express all their own insecurities and lack of self-esteem. If you hate yourself and your body, if you can’t match the impossible ideal woman imagery all around you, then you lash out to make yourself feel better.
Could be Polly, could be.
Could also be just how us humans are. Absolutely every society has some form of social policing. That’s how we end up with things like the result of the ultimatum game. People are willing to punish others even at cost to themselves for violating social norms. And it just could be that that’s how societies work.