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Watch Ashley Judd’s Powerful Call to Action on Online Abuse

Watch Ashley Judd’s Powerful Call to Action on Online Abuse

Jan 18, 2017 | By wmcspeechproj

“Online misogyny is a global gender rights tragedy and it is imperative that it ends. Girls and women’s voices are constrained in ways that are personally, professionally and economically damaging.”

What the Random Rape Threat Generator Tells Us About Online Misogyny

What the Random Rape Threat Generator Tells Us About Online Misogyny

Jan 18, 2017 | By Emma Jane

Rape threats and other sexualized vitriol online feel extremely personal. These are messages that often go into explicit detail about which parts of our bodies will be violated with which instruments. They give the impression that the senders know us, that they are aware of our particular weak spots and of what to say to […]

Pizzagate: American politics get the Gamergate treatment

Pizzagate: American politics get the Gamergate treatment

Dec 7, 2016 | By Brianna Wu

It was an assault rifle being fired in a pizzeria that signaled the severity of Facebook’s fake news problem. Call it Pizzagate – a right-wing conspiracy theory based on a baseless lie by 4chan. The rifle being fired was far from the only danger to employees and the owner of Comet Ping Pong – they’ve […]

Women Writers Have Always Been Targeted for Anti-Semitic Hatred

Women Writers Have Always Been Targeted for Anti-Semitic Hatred

Nov 17, 2016 | By Avital Norman Nathman

Why it is only now that media is paying serious attention to anti-semitic harassment targeted at journalists? Last week, the Anti Defamation League (ADL) issued a report detailing the rise in anti-Semitic harassment of journalists via Twitter. While this particular report focuses on the past year and how the presidential campaign fueled hatred, the findings of […]