Why Is the Internet Such a Toxic Place for Women?

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March 19, 2017

Ask any woman who spends much time online and she’ll tell you – being a woman on the internet means coping with abuse and harassment.  In one study, nearly half of the women surveyed had been harassed online – and 76 percent of those under 30. As a society, why do we have to put up with this? And how do we fight back?

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Zoe Quinn

Zoë Quinn

Game Developer
Danielle Citron

Danielle Keats Citron

Author, Professor of Law, Privacy Expert
Lauren Duca

Lauren Duca

Journalist and Editor for Teen Vogue
Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay

Author and Essayist
Siri

Siri Hustvedt

Author and Critic
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September 04, 2018