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

Posted by wmcspeechproj on Jan 18, 2017 in Online Harassment, Violence Against Women
Watch Ashley Judd’s Powerful Call to Action on Online Abuse

“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.”

Pizzagate: American politics get the Gamergate treatment

Posted by Brianna Wu on Dec 7, 2016 in Doxing, Online Harassment, Tech, Uncategorized
Pizzagate: American politics get the Gamergate treatment

Share this: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 – […]

Women Writers Have Always Been Targeted for Anti-Semitic Hatred

Women Writers Have Always Been Targeted for Anti-Semitic Hatred

Share this: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 […]

Doxing 101: What to Do About Lou Dobbs’ Irresponsible Tweeting?

Doxing 101: What to Do About Lou Dobbs’ Irresponsible Tweeting?

Share this:Last Wednesday, the New York Times published an article in which 74-year old Jessica Leeds described Donald Trump, with whom she was sharing a flight 30 years ago, grabbing her breasts and attempting to put his hand up her skirt.  One day later, one of Fox Business’ most popular hosts, Lou Dobbs, retweeted a […]

The Immortal Myths About Online Abuse

Posted by Anil Dash on Jun 7, 2016 in Online Harassment, Tech
The Immortal Myths About Online Abuse

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

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.