Why Women Aren't Welcome on the Internet. I was 12 hours into a summer vacation in Palm Springs when my phone hummed to life, buzzing twice next to me in the dark of my hotel room.
I squinted at the screen. It was 5:30 a.m., and a friend was texting me from the opposite coast. “Amanda, this twitter account. Sexisme chez les geeks : Pourquoi notre communauté est malade, et comment y remédier. J’aimerais préciser quelque chose. Quand Mar_Lard a publié son article sur Joystick en août dernier sur ce blog, nous avons décidé de publier tous les commentaires afin que tout le monde puisse se rendre compte de la violence des réactions. @Mar_Lard : "Parler au féminin c'est brandir le fait qu'on est une femme"
To My Male Relatives on Facebook Who 'Like' Sexism. Share (Flickr) Dear cousin/nephew/second-cousin,
Does Facebook have a 'violence against women' problem? I Helped Start the #FBRape Campaign Because We Must Not Tolerate Facebook's Allowance of Horrifying Pictures Showing Violence Against Women. Trigger Warning.
Running the Everyday Sexism Project, I see hundreds of stories every single day which make me furious, sad, frustrated and horrified in equal measure. Some days there are over a thousand submitted. Open Letter to Facebook. May 21, 2013 An Open Letter to Facebook: We, the undersigned, are writing to demand swift, comprehensive and effective action addressing the representation of rape and domestic violence on Facebook.
Specifically, we call on you, Facebook, to take three actions: 15 Companies Drop Facebook Advertising Over Domestic Violence Content. Facebook promised to “do better” in a Tuesday afternoon announcement that it will reverse its policy.
An example of Facebook promoting violence against women Last week, activists launched a campaign that urged companies to boycott Facebook advertising because the social media network allows users to post images of domestic violence against women, while banning advertisements about women’s health. More than a dozen companies have pulled their advertising as a result, including online bank Nationwide UK, Nissan UK, and J Street. Many larger companies have been slower to respond, including two companies that market brands specifically to women.
Dove, a Unilever brand that is running a “self-esteem” ad campaign for women, is facing pressure on Twitter, while Procter & Gamble’s response was, “We can’t control what content they [our advertising] pops up next to. The 12-Year-Old Slut Meme & Facebook's Misogyny Problem (Soraya Chemaly) Hey, Facebook: One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetimeMillions of girls and women are murdered in "domestic violence" situationsMillions are sold, scarred, tortured, sexually abused and more For being born female on a planet that tolerates unconscionable levels of violence against half of the humans that live on it.
So? What does this have to do with Facebook? Turns out a whole lot, because there is no being neutral in this situation. You either help change it or you actively tolerate it and encourage the perpetrators of violence by doing so. Trop d'images violemment sexistes sur Facebook. Examples of Gender-Based Hate Speech on Facebook. All of these are examples, from Facebook, of speech and images encouraging and/or making light of violence against women. Both the images and the language are extremely graphic and disturbing.
We believe it’s important to make them available in order to illustrate the extent and impact of Facebook’s inaction on gender-based hate speech, but please choose to view them or not at your own discretion. Many of these images passed Facebook moderation — that is, they were reported as violating Facebook standards, and Facebook declined to take them down. Some of them came down later when media stories highlighted specific pages. EverydaySexism : Hi @BBCRadio1PR are you OK... @EverydaySexism. Does Facebook Hate All Women—or just Feminists? Update: a response from Facebook’s policy department. ~ ed.
Women-hating is all over the internet – believe me, I know. In a rusting filing cabinet I have thousands of letters.
I don't know why I keep them. Some are lovely, some funny, but most are hate mail. A letter addressed to "Suzzanne [sic] Moore, Stupid Woman Columnist" can still reach me. SUEDE. "Enfermez la pute dans un asile et jetez la clé" [Attention, la vidéo contient un langage pouvant choquer.
Twitter: améliorez les procédures de signalement des tweets abusifs. "You should have your tongue ripped out": the reality of sexist abuse online. You always remember the first time someone calls you ugly on the internet.
I imagine -- although it hasn't happened to me -- you always remember the first time someone threatens to rape you, or kill you, or urinate on you. The sheer volume of sexist abuse thrown at female bloggers is the internet's festering sore: if you talk to any woman who writes online, the chances are she will instantly be able to reel off a greatest hits of insults. But it's very rarely spoken about, for both sound and unsound reasons. No one likes to look like a whiner -- particularly a woman writing in male-dominated fields such as politics, economics or computer games. Others are reluctant to give trolls the "satisfaction" of knowing they're emotionally affected by the abuse or are afraid of incurring more by speaking out. Misogynist Trolls Have An Agenda, And It’s Not Lulz. By Amanda MarcotteThursday, August 1, 2013 12:39 EDT The Twitter harassment campaign directed at women who had the nerve—the nerve!
—to support putting a nobody like Jane Austen on the ten pound note has opened up another round of discourse about what to do about the trolls. I think this time it’s been particularly helpful, because losing your shit and deciding to threaten to rape women over one of the most important novelists of all time receiving an honor due her is so utterly and undeniably misogynist that it basically sails right past one of the most sticking problems feminist face when discussing misogyny: The people who believe that all other possible options, no matter how ridiculous, must be exhausted before we can firmly declare someone’s motivations to be misogynist.
Twitter must wake up: Women should not be subject to rape and death threats. By Suzanne Moore, The GuardianSunday, August 4, 2013 12:54 EDT To be frank I don’t know how Twitter is going to cope without me. People will just have to pull through somehow without me tweeting a picture of a baby hedgehog or linking to some Funkadelic. Twitter et la misogynie latente. Une troublante démonstration de misogynie nous a encore été faite cette semaine sur Internet, avec le torrent de menaces de viol déversé sur la journaliste et militante féministe britannique Caroline Criado-Perez. Un flot monstrueux de misogynie hargneuse et violente, pour une simple histoire de billet de banque. Depuis quelques mois, Caroline Criado-Perez participait activement à une campagne pour obtenir une meilleure représentation féminine sur les billets de banques, en Angleterre. La semaine dernière, le gouverneur de la Bank of England, Mark Carney, a annoncé qu’à compter de 2017, c’est l’auteure Jane Austen qui figurerait sur les nouveaux billets de 10 livres.
Petite victoire pour les militantes féministes anglaises. Petite victoire cependant assombrie par un constat amer : il en faut bien peu pour briser la fine couche de civisme qui maintient la misogynie populaire en latence. Histoire d’équilibrer la menace, croirait-on les entendre se justifier. Eh oui. Caroline Criado-Perez is harassed because she petitioned to have Jane Austen on the 10-pound note. Rokhaya Diallo victime d’un appel au viol sur Twitter. Qui se cache derrière Flnm93 ? End Online Misogyny (misogyny_online) sur Twitter. Cyber-harcèlement : le suicide d'Amanda Todd bouleverse le Canada.