A new Twitter hashtag shows just how rough it is being a woman on the Internet.
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) May 11, 2015
Harassers are everywhere. Any woman who has dared to express an opinion or share a story about her life online has probably been criticized and mocked, if not outright threatened. Some women are persistently harassed by specific, incredibly aggressive trolls who make chilling personal threats.
Recently, public figures like actress Ashley Judd and Feminist Frequency founder Anita Sarkeesian have spoken out about how harassment has changed their lives, and the steps they have taken to protect themselves from threats made over the Internet.
Here's just a few of the terrible things trolls have said to women:
#MyTroll follows my every move even when he's not active, to ensure that he can threaten me in the creepiest way possible when he is
— Bailey (@the_author_) May 11, 2015
#MyTroll stalks 8-10 other women too & has set up over 40 accounts under different names to circumvent blocks. Twitter won't stop him.
— Sarah Faulkner (@sjfaulkner82) May 11, 2015
I reported #mytroll to the FBI, but they didn't do anything bc he said "I should rape you" not "I will."
— Emily May (@emilymaynot) May 11, 2015
— Renee Bracey Sherman (@RBraceySherman) May 11, 2015
— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) May 11, 2015
— Miranda Nelson (@charenton_) May 11, 2015
#mytroll stole my social security number, emails my job, constantly tells me I should be raped while the world says this is the internet
— Lady Rebecca (@ArchivistGeek) May 11, 2015
— The UnSlut Project (@UnSlutProject) May 11, 2015
— Morgan MenesesSheets (@morgmeneshets) May 11, 2015
— Mandy Shunnarah (@fixedbaroque) May 11, 2015
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