- When Internet Trolls Attack: Karyne Levy reflects on Popular Science’s recent decision to shut off online comments.
- Fighting Back Against Online Misogyny: Review of Laurie Penny’s newly-released short e-book Cybersexism: Sex, Gender and Power on the Internet. “The idea that this sort of hate speech is at all normal needs to end now. The Internet is public space, real space; it’s increasingly where we interact socially, do our work, organize our lives and engage with politics, and violence online is real violence. The hatred of women in public spaces online is reaching epidemic levels and it’s time to end the pretense that it’s either acceptable or inevitable.”
- The Definitive Moffat and Feminism Post: Philip Sandifer writes on Steven Moffat’s Doctor Who and Feminism. “A misogynistic culture is going to produce misogynistic cultural artifacts. There’s always a background radiation of misogyny. And what we treat as feminist is usually more accurately described as works that manage to rise above that background radiation.”
- Why Does Female Fandom Come in for Such Criticism?: Den of Geek post on how female-leaning fandom comes under misogynistic attack. “Fandom is supposed to be a positive thing, about celebrating something you enjoy, are entertained by and are passionate about. It’s not about sending up flares to attract a crowd of bullies who should know better.”
- How to Avoid More Brogrammers Behaving Badly: Tech Crunch’s Alexia Tsotsis discusses anti-harassment policies at tech conferences. “There seems to be a gap here between the solutions to the rampant unsafe spaces of the tech community, and their actual implementation.”
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