When the Seattle City Council this week blocked a developer's effort to build a new sports arena and bring professional basketball back to the city, the disappointment among the city's basketball fans was no surprise.
Many were still pining over the loss of the SuperSonics franchise to Oklahoma City in 2008.
But nobody seemed prepared for the vitriol unleased against the female gender.
The plan was shot down in a 5-4 vote — or more specifically, five women to four men.
"You have made this world a worse place by whoring yourselves out to the highest bidder," one person wrote in an email to each of the female council members. "Each of you...