Misogyny, harassment, and the internet

As almost everything in life, even the way in which people interact with social media and internet is deeply influenced by their gender identity. A recent research from Carnegie Mellon University pointed out that masculine topics (i.e. those more often posted by men) receive more comments, especially when posted by women [1]. Now, let’s try…

Pixels Can Hurt (More Than Actions)

“You can’t physically hurt somebody through cyber bullying , but you can definitely hurt your feelings. You can say many hurtful things and make you feel really sad, because you’re in your own safe place. You’re in your home.”(a 10 year old boy quoted by Mishna, Saini and Solomon) [1].   It is a well…