Originally posted on Finally, A Feminism 101 Blog:
From the Suggestions page:
Well, I don’t know how to bring this up…. or if I’ve just missed the article, but perhaps you could do something about the silencing effect that can often happen on Feminist internet efforts?
I often end up sharing this link as an example, but it would be nice to have more than one high-quality link:
Many thanks for the suggestion. Since s.e.smith wrote that post on Tiger Beatdown in 2011, nothing has improved regarding the torrents of abuse directed at outspoken women online (and it’s not only feminists and other social justice advocates, either – being outspoken about knitting or cupcakes can also garner a woman an obsessive cyberstalking hate cadre who pound their keyboards with a persistence and intensity that similarly outspoken men rarely seem to attract).
I’ve written a fair amount on silencing tactics over at my primary blog Hoyden About…
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