Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Putting Her In Her Place: How Men Engage In Targeted Harassment Online - Casey Bennett, Libertarian Republic

Of course, when women talk about targeted online harassment, we aren’t denying it happens to men. No, when women talk about this type of harassment, we’re talking about the 26% of young women aged 18-24 who have been stalked online, compared to 7% of young men in the same age group. We’re talking about the 25% of women who have experienced sexual harassment, compared to 13% of men, and, while it’s close, the 18% who have experienced sustained harassment, compared to 16% of men. We’re talking about gender-specific harassment, to which women are subjected more often. Several solutions have been floated as a means of combating targeted online harassment, of course, from the creation of women-only social media websites and additional reporting measures to banning IP addresses as a means of preventing specific users from registering new accounts, but these “solutions” are merely band-aids. They do nothing to address the underlying problem that some men feel it’s their duty to put a woman in her place. http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/putting-her-in-her-place-how-men-engage-in-targeted-harassment-online/

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