Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet

January 20, 2014

Amanda Hess, a freelancer writer reporting on sex, Hollywood, and technology, speaks up about the frequent harassment and threats that she and other women prominently writing on the web frequently face. She exposes not only the ubiquity of this behavior toward women, but also the reluctance of law enforcement to do anything about it when it is reported. The Internet currently remains a place where misogynistic language and threats toward women are treated as if they are acceptable.

Read the article here.

A related story on Jezebel reports on a male Reddit user who signed up on a dating site as a woman to prove that women have it easier than men. He deleted his account after only two hours because of the amount of abuse that was coming his way from men who thought he was a woman.

 

Kenetha J. Stanton
Kenetha J. Stanton is a writer, artist, and healer who is passionate about the theme of finding beauty in our healed broken places. More of her writing and work can be found on her website, A Kintsugi Life. She also works as Program Manager and Assistant to the Director of the Center for Pastoral Excellence at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.