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Online Harassment

When Her Photo Was Turned Into A Cruel Meme, This Woman Fought Back

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.08.2015 | Women

Ashley VanPevenage had no idea her photo would be turned into a meme, shared by thousands, subjecting her to a barrage of hurtful comments. ...

After A Woman Was Slut-Shamed Online, Her Friends Had An Amazing Response

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.02.2015 | Women

After a woman became the target of online abuse, her friends came together to spread the powerful message that they won't be silenced when it comes to...

Zendaya Has A Stunning Response To Trolls Who Called Her Parents Ugly

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment

Zendaya had some choice words for Twitter trolls who called her parents ugly.  Earlier this week, a Twitter user shared a photo of the 18-year-o...

Men Who Harass Women Online Have Inferiority Complexes, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women

Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you. T...

'The Bachelorette' Exposed The Vile Harassment Women Face Online

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 07.21.2015 | Women

On last night's episode of "The Bachelorette: Men Tell All," viewers got a taste of the vicious online abuse many women face on a daily bas...

Reddit Just Banned Bullying, 'Anything Illegal'

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 07.17.2015 | Technology

Reddit is cleaning up its act. The site's administration announced Thursday new rules that take a strong stance against certain types of content. "As...

This Is How Women Journalists Are Treated On The Internet

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.07.2015 | Women

"You need to be gagged." That's one of many harassing comments received by journalist Mary Hamilton. In a new video from The Guardian US, Hamilton ...

Taking an Intersectional Approach to Online Violence

Yann Borgstedt | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Yann Borgstedt

Why do we call women's issues "women's issues"? So much of the inequality and violence that women encounter are relevant to men as well. The problems of patriarchy are not exclusively damaging to women -- they hurt men, too.

A Primer On Online Misogyny: 'Revenge' Porn Is Only One Dimension

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

While it is safer and comforting to think that men looking at women in these ways is not a question of power "looking," "taking," and sometimes "sharing" women and images of women, these images are, and always have been, political acts with social consequences.

Revenge Porn Is More Than a Violation of Privacy It Is Digital Sexual Assault

Olivia Wilson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Olivia Wilson

The narratives we're listening to as revenge porn reaches mainstream news aren't just about victim blaming, they're about negotiating a new age of digital interactions and an ugly manifestation of how women are viewed and treated.

This Is How Trolls Treat Women On The Internet

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women

A new Twitter hashtag shows just how rough it is being a woman on the Internet. Online harassment-reporting platform HeartMob asked Twitter users t...

Tyler Kingkade

Complaint Claims University Where Student Was Killed Failed To Act On Relentless Yik Yak Threats | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.07.2015 | College

Editor's note: This story contains graphic language that some readers may find disturbing. The University of Mary Washington's campus in Fredericks...

Why Woman With Same Name As 12-Year-Old Suicide Victim Wants Case Reopened

Posted 08.05.2015 | Dr. Phil

Twelve-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick (Becca) was found dead in September, 2013, and authorities ruled her death a suicide after what her family says wa...

HeartMob Will Provide Real-Time Support To People Being Harassed Online

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women

An estimated 40 percent of Internet users have been harassed online, and a new service wants to help victims as it happens. The anti-harassment gr...

No One Is Immune to Online Shaming, Cyberbullying And Peer Cruelty

Sue Scheff | Posted 04.26.2015 | Technology
Sue Scheff

It is not about simply ignoring it and rising above it. It is about being proactive as well as taking care of yourself.

Why Our Company Quit Twitter (Before the Memo Came out)

Karen Cahn | Posted 02.07.2015 | Business
Karen Cahn

I loved Dick Costolo's epic memo on how Twitter "sucks" at dealing with trolls. It took guts and honesty for the CEO to admit that his company has t...

Why Everyone Is Freaking Out About the Annie Movie

Karen Cahn | Posted 03.14.2015 | Entertainment
Karen Cahn

The Original Annie movie debuted in 1982, from Columbia Pictures, to great excitement from little girls all over the world.

This Woman Is Using Nude Photos To Fight Revenge Porn

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.19.2015 | Women

A hacker put nude images of Emma Holten on the Internet -- but she refuses to be ashamed of her naked body. A new photo series featuring Holten nu...

Sexual Harassment Victim's Secret Weapon

Larry Magid | Posted 02.01.2015 | Technology
Larry Magid

Sexual harassment often starts at an early age and there are intervention strategies that can sometimes help redirect and rehabilitate the young man. One should not assume that the person committing the harassment is beyond redemption, especially if they are young.

Emma Gray

13 Things You Can Do That Will Probably Result In An Online Rape Threat | Emma Gray | Posted 10.29.2014 | Women

Actress Shoshana B. Roberts walked around New York City for 10 hours to film an anti-street harassment PSA. Since the video went viral, she has been b...

26 Percent Of Young Women Report That They Have Been Stalked Online

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 10.22.2014 | Technology

If you look at mild forms of online harassment these days (like name-calling), you'll find that young men and women actually suffer at roughly similar...

12 Examples: Pew's Online Harassment Survey Highlights Digital Gender Safety

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.22.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Girls and women online, all of us, are either dealing with some level of sexist harassment or are witnessing it and deriving lessons from how society responds.

Yet Another Game Developer Flees Her Home After Death Threats

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 10.12.2014 | Technology

Threats have once again forced a game developer to flee her home. On Friday night, game developer Brianna Wu left her home and filed a police repo...

Does Online Privacy Exist on Social Networks? 57 Percent Don't Think So

Allyson Kapin | Posted 09.30.2014 | Technology
Allyson Kapin

Almost three-fourths of Americans worry about how much personal information is available online, and more than half feel like they can't trust social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to keep their personal information.

Tyler Kingkade

Vile Harassment Emails Expose Danger Of Reporting College Sexual Assault | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.15.2015 | College

On June 6, a stranger from Powersite, Missouri, emailed a female witness to a sexual assault case at Occidental College in Los Angeles to complain she...