Editor’s note: This is part of Divided America, AP’s ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in American society.
By David Crary
AP National Writer
For weeks after the vote, the abuse kept coming: Venomous, sexist phone calls and emails, venting rage at the five women on Seattle’s City Council who outvoted four men to derail a sports arena project.
“Disgraceful hag” was one of the milder messages. “Go home and climb in the oven,” one councilor was told.