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Helen Bailey and the lethal darkness behind this ‘middle-aged woman’ myth | Deborah Orr

Helen Bailey and the lethal darkness behind this ‘middle-aged woman’ myth  | Deborah Orr | Online Misogyny | Scoop.it
Those blaming the murdered author for being “easy prey” perpetuate a dangerous and pervasive stereotype
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50 billion shades of feminism - A Room of Our Own

The brutal gang-rape that took place on a bus in Delhi in December 2012 galvanized feminists both in India and around the world. Among them there were differing views on what this horrific incident meant and what should be done about it; but those differences did not stop women from taking united action. Rahila Gupta argues that … Continue reading 50 billion shades of feminism
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FBI's 'Gamergate' file says prosecutors declined to charge men believed to have sent death threats — even when they confessed on video

FBI's 'Gamergate' file says prosecutors declined to charge men believed to have sent death threats — even when they confessed on video | Online Misogyny | Scoop.it
Over nine months, the victims were doxxed and received dozens of scary late-night phone calls, threatening social-media posts, and identity-theft attempts.
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Twitter blocks banned users from creating new accounts

Twitter blocks banned users from creating new accounts | Online Misogyny | Scoop.it
Twitter trolls who have been suspended from the social network will be blocked from creating new accounts in a crackdown on cyber bullying.
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Reddit shuts down alt-right communities after harassment claims

Reddit shuts down alt-right communities after harassment claims | Online Misogyny | Scoop.it
Reddit has removed two popular "alt-right" communities after members were reportedly found posting personal details in an attempt to harass people.
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One Woman’s Brilliant “Fuck You” to Wikipedia Trolls

One Woman’s Brilliant “Fuck You” to Wikipedia Trolls | Online Misogyny | Scoop.it
A young Wikipedia editor withstood a decade of online abuse. Now she’s fighting back — on Wikipedia itself.
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Conservative official suspended over 'racist' tweet aimed at Diane Abbott

Conservative official suspended over 'racist' tweet aimed at Diane Abbott | Online Misogyny | Scoop.it
Activist under investigation as member of shadow home secretary’s staff complains that police have failed to act on regular death threats and abuse
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Revenge porn helpline 'to close' as government cuts funding

Revenge porn helpline 'to close' as government cuts funding | Online Misogyny | Scoop.it
Labour MP Sarah Champion asks equalities minister how victims will have access to support if only helpline shuts in March
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The Women’s March was full of bitter, childless bitches, bitter childless dude complains

The Women’s March was full of bitter, childless bitches, bitter childless dude complains | Online Misogyny | Scoop.it
Were the Women’s Marches last Saturday an inspiring act of resistance to the incoming Trump regime, or just a collection of bitter, aging childless bitches looking for some drama in their liv…
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Women marching worldwide revive a long-sought dream: global feminism

Women marching worldwide revive a long-sought dream: global feminism | Online Misogyny | Scoop.it
Donald Trump has done what decades of American feminism could not: unite women worldwide in solidarity.
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Google studying ways to deal with offensive search suggestions & results

Google studying ways to deal with offensive search suggestions & results | Online Misogyny | Scoop.it
Facing criticism over "fake news," inappropriate search suggestions and more, the search company is looking for long-term and comprehensive solutions.
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When A Woman Deletes A Man’s Comment Online

When A Woman Deletes A Man’s Comment Online | Online Misogyny | Scoop.it
I spent a fair amount of time this weekend in mixed states of amusement, frustration, anger, and confusion as a grown man threw a fit in my online spaces. It had started on Facebook, with multiple…
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Bullied on social media for not wearing burqa, Kerala girl takes on Islamic fundamentalists

Bullied on social media for not wearing burqa, Kerala girl takes on Islamic fundamentalists | Online Misogyny | Scoop.it
A Kerala Law student from Nadapuram in Kozhikode district has decided to take on Islamic fundamentalists who have been cyber bullying her for the past few days, for supposedly not abiding by the rules of the religion. 22-year-old Azniya Ashmin’s offence, in the eyes of the Islamic fundamentalists, is that she never conformed to the ‘religious ways of living’ and never covered her head, but wore bindi and hung around with people (read men) belonging to other religions.
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4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump

4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump | Online Misogyny | Scoop.it
Around 2005 or so a strange link started showing up in my old webcomic’s referral logs. This new site I didn’t understand. It was a bulletin board, but its system of navigation was opaque. Counter…
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MPs threaten to fine Facebook and Twitter £2m over online abuse 

MPs threaten to fine Facebook and Twitter £2m over online abuse  | Online Misogyny | Scoop.it
Social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter could face fines of up to £2 million for failing to stem harassment on their platforms if a new bill introduced to parliament becomes law.
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Investigation into University of Sussex lecturer unearths further reports of alleged harassment and sexual abuse

A series of alleged harassment and sexual abuse cases has been unearthed at the University of Sussex as a report into an abusive lecturer revealed a series of previously unknown complaints.
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Melinda Tankard Reist: Fifty Shades glorifies the abuse of women

It’s impossible to avoid the larger-than-life advertising for Fifty Shades Darker, the film version of the second Fifty Shades book by E.L. James
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Having Our Say: Women of Color Discuss Online Commenting

Having Our Say: Women of Color Discuss Online Commenting | Online Misogyny | Scoop.it
I’m a communication researcher seeking focus group participants to talk about what happens below the story. My friend’s Facebook status, posted just a few weeks ago, made me chuckle because I get it…
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Is Philip Davies fit to be an MP? | Laura Bates

Is Philip Davies fit to be an MP? | Laura Bates | Online Misogyny | Scoop.it
With his serial opposition to measures tackling domestic and sexual violence, the Tory MP looks less like a politician and more like an internet troll
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Empathy and vulnerability in the digital age

The cyber-world collapses the distance between the spectator and the
scene of brutality, but does this encourage voyeurism or solidarity?
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Gina Miller racist threats: police arrest second man

Gina Miller racist threats: police arrest second man | Online Misogyny | Scoop.it
Fifty-year-old held on suspicion of sending racially aggravated malicious messages to Brexit court campaigner
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Stop using the word 'trolling' when you mean harassment and abuse

Stop using the word 'trolling' when you mean harassment and abuse | Online Misogyny | Scoop.it
Why Martin Shkreli's targeted harassment of journalist Lauren Duca was a lot more than just a cheeky "troll."
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WhatsApp messages could be read by exploiting security backdoor

WhatsApp messages could be read by exploiting security backdoor | Online Misogyny | Scoop.it
WhatsApp messages could be read by Facebook and government agencies, according to a researcher who has discovered a security hole in the app.
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