I mean I get what youre saying to a degree.
When i go play hockey I understand that im gonna get slashed. I dont like it but I have an understanding its going to happen, thays where my "thick skin" is. If I get slashed and the other guy gets a penalty im not as mad. But if I get slashed and the other guy doesn't get a penalty ill raise a fit about it and ill be mad.
We should understand that these hateful trolls should exist, but we dont have to allow them to when they pop up. We SHOULD punish and disuade those who do this stuff.
In my analogy Steph has been getting slashed, and slashed, and slashed, over and over for MONTHS. You cant really say when we find the party at fault we should just do nothing at all?
I mean shit its like murder. people are just gonna kill people. Its a fact and it will NEVER stop short of law enforcement reading our thoughts. But you wanna tell me we just shouldnt punish it cus whats the point?