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

Posted by Julie DiCaro on Apr 30, 2016 in Online Harassment, Violence Against Women
Women in Sports Media Face Unrelenting Sexism in Challenges to Their Expertise and Opinions

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

Posted by Catalina Ruiz Navarro on Apr 22, 2016 in Online Harassment, Violence Against Women
Political Violence is Directly Linked to Online Harassment

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

Posted by Karla Mantilla on Apr 15, 2016 in Internet Policy, Online Harassment
Understanding The Difference Between Generic Harassment and GenderTrolling

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.

Why Naming Online Harassment Accurately Matters

Posted by Bailey Poland on Apr 11, 2016 in Internet Policy, Online Harassment
Why Naming Online Harassment Accurately Matters

“Online harassment” covers a complex range of tactics. Using the right words to describe them is vitally important to understanding the problem.

How a Group of Online Misogynists Tried to Ruin My Professional Life

Posted by Anonymous on Apr 1, 2016 in Cross-Platform Harassment, Internet Policy, Online Harassment
How a Group of Online Misogynists Tried to Ruin My Professional Life

Social media’s network effect is often used in coordinated ways to try and destroy a target’s ability to work.