When she made an unpopular comment about immigration and the British social service systems; the Mirror Mirror Spells were unleased onto her blog.
Check out the article in the NY Times today (2/16/2013).
In Britain, an Authority on the Past Stares Down a Nasty Modern Storm
JANUARY was a busy month for Mary Beard, a Cambridge academic who is the closest thing, if it exists, to a celebrity classics professor. In just a few weeks, Ms. Beard, who has helped popularize the study of antiquity through television and a lively blog, “A Don’s Life,” turned 58; finished a draft of her book on Roman laughter; became an officer of the Order of the British Empire; and attended the funeral of a lifelong friend and editor, Peter Carson.
Turner, Lark. In Britain, an Authority on the Past Stares Down a Nasty Modern Storm. The New York Times. 15 Feb. 2013. Web. 16 Feb. 2013. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/16/world/europe/mary-beard-classics-professor-battles-internet-attacks.html?_r=0