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The Immortal Myths About Online Abuse

The Immortal Myths About Online Abuse

Jun 7, 2016 | By Anil Dash

After building online communities for two decades, we’ve learned how to fight abuse. It’s a solvable problem. We just have to stop repeating the same myths as excuses not to fix things.

Women in Sports Media Face Unrelenting Sexism in Challenges to Their Expertise and Opinions

Women in Sports Media Face Unrelenting Sexism in Challenges to Their Expertise and Opinions

Apr 30, 2016 | By Julie DiCaro

Sportscaster Erin Anderson’s recent settlement in a case involving nonconsensual porn and stalking brought her harassment to national attention. However, in addition to threats like those she faced, women in sports often face a barrage of everyday sexism online.

Political Violence is Directly Linked to Online Harassment

Political Violence is Directly Linked to Online Harassment

Apr 22, 2016 | By Catalina Ruiz Navarro

Online abusers are not abstractions. They are very real people who can unleash very real violence at the slightest provocation. Online and offline, we need education, sensibility, and debate. Most of all, we need to stop denying this is a problem. We have to find a way to deal with all this rage.

Understanding The Difference Between Generic Harassment and GenderTrolling

Understanding The Difference Between Generic Harassment and GenderTrolling

Apr 15, 2016 | By Karla Mantilla

The current online harassment campaigns against women, especially prominent and successful women, is a continuation of this tradition of silencing women’s speech and writing through intimidation and harassment.