Tuesday, 1 September 2015

This isn't trolling, this is abuse

Anita Sarkeesian is a brave woman who speaks out about the misogyny of video games and the abuse directed at her as a result.


"Women are much more likely to be harassed in online spaces than men, and the harassment is much more likely to be sexually violent. A 2006 study by the University of Maryland found that when the gender of a username appears to be female, the user is 25 times more likely to experience harassment. That same study found that those female-sounding usernames averaged 163 threatening or sexually explicit messages a day."


Pontis said...

Trolling is abuse. There's no difference.

Dominic said...

1. Not a single one of the threats have been credible so there is no extra chance of being hurt outside of the computer.
2. So you can only be hurt through your feelings something you should have control over as an adult.
3. You can block, ignore or turn off your computer, there is nothing forcing you to read words on the internet.