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Rape Threat Appears On Travelodge TV Screen

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK

A female hotel guest was left shaken after she turned on her TV to be greeted by a message threatening to rape her. The unnamed guest had checked ...

Jailed Twitter Troll Speaks Of 'Regret'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech

Jailed Twitter troll Isabella Sorley has spoken of the regret she feels after posting tweets aimed at feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez. Th...

Twitter Troll Jailed For Rape Threats Against MP

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK

A Twitter troll has been jailed for 18 weeks for bombarding a Labour MP with abuse after she supported a successful campaign to put Jane Austen on the...

It's Tough Being a Feminist on Twitter

Victoria Sadler | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Tech
Victoria Sadler

The thing with online abuse like this - so graphic, so violent - is, well, it's hard to explain unless you've experienced it. You think you're ready for it, that you know it's part of the territory. But it still shocks you. I always thought violent misogynistic trolling was reserved for famous or important people leading campaigns, not inconsequential bloggers like me.

Marriage Certificates Are Archaic and Sexist - But We Can Change This

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

I find it insulting a man who never offered any guidance, support or care somehow wormed his way into my wedding day, but I could deal with it if my mum at least had the same recognition.

All the Challenges Facing Feminism on Show at Southbank Centre's Women of the World Festival

Victoria Sadler | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

International Women's Day 2014 saw, for the fourth year, the Southbank Centre organise their spectacular and diverse WOW - Women of the World festival. And on show was the good, the bad and the ugly side of feminism today.

International Women's Day: Conversation Changers

Carla Buzasi | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carla Buzasi

International Women's Day takes place this Saturday, and will be celebrated with events across the world. The theme this year? 'Inspire Change'. Taking that notion on board, this year at HuffPost we have decided to move the conversation on. While it's all too temping to go over the same old arguments - so many of them still far from resolved - it's also time to look to the future and celebrate those paving a way for the next generation.

If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say, Don't Say Anything at All

Katie Mickleburgh | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK
Katie Mickleburgh

I've already given away my best piece of advice in the title. I want to focus here on the behaviour of social media users but, in all fairness it's probably not a bad approach to adopt in day to day life; which is, in effect, my point...

Feminist Twitter Trolls Sentenced

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

Two people who subjected feminist Caroline Criado-Perez to abuse on Twitter have been handed jail sentences. Isabella Sorley, 23, was jailed for 1...

Man Charged With Sending Threatening Messages To MP Stella Creasy Charged

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A man accused of sending threatening messages to MP Stella Creasy has been charged, according to prosecutors. Peter Nunn, a 33-year-old from Bristol, ...

Twitter Troll Posts Buckingham Palace Selfie Hours Before Pleading Guilty

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

One Twitter troll who pleaded guilty to sending "menacing" tweets to a feminist campaigner posted a selfie outside Buckingham Palace this morning on h...

Twitter Trolls Plead Guilty Over Abuse At Feminist Banknote Campaigner

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Two Twitter trolls have pleaded guilty to sending "menacing" tweets to a feminist campaigner following her successful campaign to ensure a woman featu...

Jessica Elgot

How Online Campaigning Won 2013 | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Online campaigning certainly has its critics. In a forthcoming book, researchers from Oxford University say they have found 99.9% of e-petitions f...

Where is the Satisfaction in Being Anonymous?

Shihab S Joi | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shihab S Joi

In every corner of the Internet, there is an entire legion of writers who need to share their thoughts, yet choose to remain Anonymous. And they're not making throwaway comments either. People get fiercely attached to their online personas.

Social Media Bolsters Feminism, Not Derails It

Victoria Sadler | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Tech
Victoria Sadler

Social media may seem to be a bit of a double-edged sword - there's always the risk of abuse towards women who speak out. But social media has brought life to feminism and I hope women continue to embrace it. It's the way forward, in spite of its challenges.

Asa Bennett

Who Else Could Have Been On UK Banknotes? Bank Of England Won't Say | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Politics

The Bank Of England has refused to reveal the two other figures it considered featuring on banknotes instead of Jane Austen and Winston Churchill. ...

People Powered Media

Katherine Sladden | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Politics
Katherine Sladden

Congratulations! You are more powerful than Rupert Murdoch. Jeff Bezos may be the billionaire owner of Amazon but he's got nothing on you. Not, that is, according to the Guardian. In it's annual power survey of the British media landscape the Guardian has awarded "you" - the people - top billing, the most powerful force in British media today.

20 Women You Should Follow On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bostock | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Fans of Twitter can't help have noticed that the site has become a bit of a battleground for women, of late. Recent threats of violence towards fem...

What Can Businesses Learn From Online Activism?

Sara Benwell | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Tech
Sara Benwell

It is clear that all these movements have had a huge impact in raising awareness of these women's groups' agendas, regularly hitting the front pages and attracting high level support. As someone who works with companies to create communications strategies to support their business objectives, I wondered what lessons could be learnt to create more engaging campaigns.

Racist? Sexist? Who Decides?

Michael Collier | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK
Michael Collier

As a species, we are left with a great deal of confusion. Confusion in that it's acceptable to joke that all Australians 'throw shrimp on the barbie' or all Welsh people engage in sexual relations with sheep but not acceptable to stereotype or joke about people of Asian or black descent.

Carney Condemns Banknote Twitter Abuse

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

The violent abuse received by female campaigners behind a campaign to have Jane Austen on the new £10 banknote was "shocking", Bank of England govern...

When the Words "Body Bag" Were Uttered, I Would've Agreed to Pose Naked in Playboy

Tess Finch-Lees | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tess Finch-Lees

I found exposing myself to physical threats fundamentally incompatible with pregnancy, the first of which ended in miscarriage after being pinned up against a wall by a man who uttered the words "body bag" (amongst others) in my ear. My crime? Co-organising a series of demonstrations exposing the genocide in Darfur.

Man Arrested Over Twitter Abuse Directed At Labour MP

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK

A man has been arrested in Bristol in connection with a stream of violent abuse directed at Labour MP Stella Creasy and campaigner Caroline Criado-Per...

Rules of the Internet: 'Tits or GTFO!'

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Tech
Jamie Bartlett

Over the last week, 'Twitter trolls' have targeted high profile women with repeated online threats of rape, murder and bomb attacks... It's terrible behaviour, of course. Just because it's a feature of internet culture doesn't mean it's ok. But anyone remotely surprised that the internet is full of trolls and misogynists hasn't really been paying much attention for the last 20 years or so.

Vile Abuse Should Have No Place in Public Debate

Bob Morgan | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Tech
Bob Morgan

Half our population will have to consider the hazards of launching an entirely legitimate public campaign for fear of receiving nasty threatening messages - and this is a disgrace. We should compare Twitter and other social networking sites with real public places.