As I've just told @alicetiara, the comments on any article about feminism justify feminism. That is Lewis's Law.
— Helen Lewis (@helenlewis) August 9, 2012
„Lewis‘ law is an eponymous law taken from her observation that ‚the comments on any article about feminism justify feminism‘. Lewis first made the observation on Twitter in 2012, and it was quoted afterwards in Wired UK as part of a piece on the Donglegate incident, in which an engineer and a developer evangelist were fired after the developer evangelist accused two engineers sitting behind her of making sexual jokes at PyCon 2013. Lewis has written frequently about misogynist hate directed at women online.“