Online Misogyny

Reclaiming the Internet

Katherine Bradfield | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katherine Bradfield

This bullying can put young people off using the social media sites, leaving them feeling isolated and lonely, but the problem does not always come from people known to the young person. And sexist abuse online is a specific problem and young women can face sexist and often violent harassment online.

Shut Up Bitch - Get Back to Ironing Your Husband's Socks

Jess Phillips | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Politics
Jess Phillips

In the last couple of weeks I have spoken to five different young women who told me they were going to stop posting blogs and tweeting about their politics and their views... More than the violent, threatening and blatant misogyny, the worst element of this is the "shut up" bit. The "shut up bitch" is working. Women are shutting up. Not because they are scared, not because they believe the threats but because it is so tiring that whenever you speak you face hatred because of the make up of your chromosomes.

Guardian: Why Is There So Much Misogyny Online? | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK

Why do women face such misogyny in the media, particularly online? TV presenter Miriam O'Reilly and feminist writer Nina Power share their thoughts an...