Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 12/23/2015

Why These Activists Created A Guide To Fighting Online Harassment

Far too many women experience online harassment.

Though plenty have tried to minimize the experience for years, online harassment is a serious issue and blatant evidence of persistent sexism. It’s widespread one, too: 25% of young women online have been sexually harassed and 26% have experienced stalking on the internet, according to a recent Pew study and another study found that 70% of the people who reported severe online harassment between 2000 and 2013 were women.
Now more than ever, though, courageous women are speaking out about their experiences and trying to put an end to this problem once and for all — including women like activists Anita Sarkeesian, Renee Bracey Sherman, and Jaclyn Friedman. This trio recently contributed to the movement by teaming up to create “Speak Up

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Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 07/13/2013

Saturday Vids: Jaclyn Friedman On Hate Speech On Facebook

Last month, awesome feminist activists Jaclyn Friedman of Women, Action and the Media (WAM!), author/activist Soraya Chemaly and Laura Bates of the The Everyday Sexism Project launched a campaign to encourage Facebook to strengthen policies about removing gender-based hate speech. Their eventual victory is a great example of what effective feminist activism looks like in the digital age. Here’s Jaclyn Friedman talking about the endeavor with GRITtv.

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