Re: [evol-psych] Sexual Threats Stifle Some Female Bloggers
- artemistroy wrote:
> Sexual Threats Stifle Some Female BloggersMaybe males had to live with real threats all their lives that they
> Arianna Huffington, whose Huffington Post site is among the most
> prominent of blogs founded by women, said anonymity online has
> allowed "a lot of those dark prejudices towards women to surface."
> Her site takes a "zero tolerance" policy toward abusive and
> excessively foul language, and employs moderators "24/7" to filter
> the comments, she said.
don't care much about this.
How often do women get beaten up in the streets?
>Which field is this?
> Two factors can contribute to the vitriol, experts said: blogging in
> a male-dominated field, such as technology, and achieving a degree of
I doubt that anybody in technology would try to muzzle females for any
> Susan Herring, a professor of information science at IndianaYou should read back to 1990s and see what was happening in political
> University, said each new online venue has been greeted with optimism
> because the early adopters tend to be educated, socially conscious
> people who think the form engenders community. Even as recently as
> 2003, she said, it was relatively rare to find negativity on blogs.
> Now, she said, blogs risk becoming "nastified," at least in the
> comment zones.
> Kathleen Cooper, the single mother, said she began to experience
> harassment about five years ago after she posted a retort on a
> friend's blog to a random blogger's threat against a friend. The
> harasser began posting defamatory accusations on Cooper's site, on
> his blog and then on a site that purports to track "bad businesses."
> He said that he could not be responsible for what "his minions" might
> do to her, she said.
> Cooper, 37, who lives in Sarasota, Fla., has tried password-
> protecting her site. She and five other women have asked the man's
> Web site server to shut him down, but he revives his site with
> another server. Law enforcement officials laugh it off, she
> said, "like 'Oh, it's not a big deal. It's just online talk. Nobody's
> going to come get you.' "
fights on the USENET.
This has nothing to do with being female.
Check Dejanews for Usenet newsgroups of the type soc.culture.X or
X may be turkish, greek, etc. and where Y may be things like mideast, etc.
> Some female bloggers say their colleagues just need thicker skin.
> Columnist Michelle Malkin, who blogs about politics and culture, said
> she sympathizes with Sierra but has chided the bloggers expressing
> outrage now. "First, where have y'all been? For several years, the
> unhinged Internet underworld has been documented here," she wrote,
> reposting a comment on her site that called for the "torture, rape,
> murder" of her family.