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Category: Harassment

One Weird Trick for Helping Women
Hey guys. Would you like to start helping put a stop to sexual predators and rapists before they spend decades assaulting women? Would you like to help curtail dangerous and deadly political movements before they take root in the White House? Watch this video to learn one weird trick that you can do to start making […]
Feminist Answering Machine: Emily Kelleher-Best on #MeToo
This week, Emily Kelleher-Best, the founder and CEO of the great movie crowdfunding platform and streaming service Seed&Spark, calls in to our state-of-the-art, one-of-a-kind Feminist Answering Machine to respond to the outpouring of stories of sexual harassment that women have been sharing with the hashtag #MeToo. That flood of stories is a deeply painful testament to […]
On VidCon, Harassment & Garbage Humans
To kick off the Women Online panel at VidCon last Thursday, the moderator posed the question: Why do we still have to talk about the harassment of women? I replied, “Because I think one of my biggest harassers is sitting in the front row.” He showed up with several others; together, his group took up the […]
Amplify Your Involvement, Action 1: Safety
Yesterday, we shared the first action in our four-week series on ways to Amplify Your Involvement this December. For this inaugural week, we’re talking about safety. At Feminist Frequency, we know that speaking out and speaking up for a more equitable virtual world, and the compassionate treatment of one another, can be met with criticism and harassment. […]
On Twitter, Conspiracy Theories, and Information Cascades
On February 9th, Twitter announced the formation of a council made up of over 40 organizations, of which Feminist Frequency is one. These organizations are not involved in micromanaging Twitter on a daily basis or making decisions with regards to action taken against accounts or tweets, but rather, have been assembled to consult with Twitter generally about how […]
Harassment Through Impersonation: The Creation of a Cyber Mob
At last year’s XOXO festival, I spoke about two insidious ways that online harassment manifests: conspiracy theories and impersonation. I’d like to share an especially pernicious example of the latter, which demonstrates how harassers can make use of malicious impersonation to deliberately incite a vicious cybermob. On July 12, I made a few tweets criticizing the […]
Speak Up&Stay Safe(r): A Guide to Protecting Yourself From Online Harassment
Three women who have survived sustained online abuse are releasing an easy-to use digital handbook designed to help others speak freely and safely in digital spaces. Anita Sarkeesian director of Feminist Frequency, Jaclyn Friedman, anti-rape activist and founder of Women, Action & the Media (WAM!) and Renee Bracey Sherman, reproductive justice activist and author of Saying […]
Talking Publicly About Harassment Generates More Harassment
A few months ago, I posted a series of tweets about some of the most disturbing and vile sexual harassment I have received online. (Read my entire series of tweets here) Because the behaviors of online harassers are often so predictable, I feared that doing this would result in a flood of similar harassment, but I […]
UN Report on Cyber Violence Against Women and Girls
I visited the United Nations on September 24th to speak at the launch of the Broadband Commission Working Group on Gender’s Report on Cyber Violence Against Women and Girls. At the event, I spoke about the need for social media sites to reimagine how their systems function in order to build tools that actively deter online […]
‘What I Couldn’t Say’ Panel at All About Women
I was invited to speak on several panels about feminism and the impacts of online harassment at the 2015 All About Women conference taking place annually at the Sydney Opera House. Here is a video of my speech for the panel entitled, “What I Couldn’t Say.”
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