Meet Caroline Criado-Perez. She led a successful campaign to get a woman, aside from the Queen, on British banknotes, after prison-reformer Elisabeth Fry was "retired" from the currency (the people honored on British notes regularly change) in favor of Winston Churchill earlier this year. Days ago, the Bank of England announced that Jane Austen would become the new face of the ten-pound note in the country, replacing Charles Darwin. And now, for days, she's faced rape and death threats on Twitter that were so bad that one person's been arrested over them.
After the Bank of England announced Jane Austen's new honor on Wednesday, Craido-Perez started getting "about 50 abusive tweets an hour for about 12 hours," she said. While she did report many tweets to the police, the activist, who runs an organization dedicated to increasing the presence of female experts in the media, also attempted to report the abuse to Twitter directly, hoping that the social network would suspend the accounts in question. Twitter, however, has what many see as a bit of a cumbersome process for abuse reports, especially if you're trying to fill them out in bulk. Here's the form you'd use for each instance of abuse: