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.
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.