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Vineeta Whyte
1 year ago
Misogynistic journalists are targeting me by printing the side of the story from the perpetrators point of view which is abhorrent. They clearly have an agenda and want to paint people who speak out against certain injustices as crazy or bad or wrong.

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Harry Johnson
2 years ago
Patriarchy must be taken down

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Anita Kanitz
4 years ago
The cruel kind people treat you shows you what for kind of people they are! If you look away from injustice you take part of the injustice!
Don't judge so quick about others tomorrow you can be in their shoes.
Anita Kanitz

“Rape is one of the most terrible crimes on earth and it happens every few minutes. The problem with groups who deal with rape is that they try to educate women about how to defend themselves. What really needs to be done is teaching men not to rape. Go to the source and start there.”
― Kurt Cobain

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it. "Albert Einstein

Misogyny is everywhere:

At High School I was bullied, harassed, stalked and defamed by a narcisstic male classmate. There were rape threats too.There were bystanders, because if a girl didn't want sex with guys, which are interested in her, then is something wrong with her. She is stupid, mad and not normal, so they said.

At my workplaces I must terminated three times my workplace, because there were rape attempts, sexual harassment and bullying by horny collegaues and bosses (male idiots). The male idiots had helpers, because women are sluts and men are men, so they said.

My perverse Muslim Australian ex-tenant is stalking me with his friends for 13 years. The stalking includes rape threats, death threats, tracking, burglary attempts, slandering, cyberbullying, mailing of rape mails, rape and revenge porn videos of other females, hacker attacks, telephone terror, damages to property. His friends called me a slut and a whore and a Femnazi.

The reason was in all cases that I showed these men the could shoulder, women and girls are not sex toys and sexual garbage.

Such people deserve harsh prison sentences. This must change in the future.
Blaming the victims is not the solution, blaming and punishment of the offenders are the solutions. Victim blaming is often done by females, that is very silly, how can a clever woman or girl not be on her own side.?

Hate crimes against women and girls are found worldwide. That must have an end.

The cruel kind people treat you shows you what for kind of people they are! If you look away from injustice you take part of the injustice!
Don't judge so quick about others tomorrow you can be in their shoes.
Anita Kanitz

“Rape is one of the most terrible crimes on earth and it happens every few minutes. The problem with groups who deal with rape is that they try to educate women about how to defend themselves. What really needs to be done is teaching men not to rape. Go to the source and start there.”
― Kurt Cobain

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it. "Albert Einstein

Misogyny is everywhere:

At High School I was bullied, harassed, stalked and defamed by a narcisstic male classmate. There were rape threats too.There were bystanders, because if a girl didn't want sex with guys, which are interested in her, then is something wrong with her. She is stupid, mad and not normal, so they said.

At my workplaces I must terminated three times my workplace, because there were rape attempts, sexual harassment and bullying by horny collegaues and bosses (male idiots). The male idiots had helpers, because women are sluts and men are men, so they said.

My perverse Muslim Australian ex-tenant is stalking me with his friends for 13 years. The stalking includes rape threats, death threats, tracking, burglary attempts, slandering, cyberbullying, mailing of rape mails, rape and revenge porn videos of other females, hacker attacks, telephone terror, damages to property. His friends called me a slut and a whore and a Femnazi.

The reason was in all cases that I showed these men the could shoulder, women and girls are not sex toys and sexual garbage.

Such people deserve harsh prison sentences. This must change in the future.
Blaming the victims is not the solution, blaming and punishment of the offenders are the solutions. Victim blaming is often done by females, that is very silly, how can a clever woman or girl not be on her own side.?

Hate crimes against women and girls are found worldwide. That must have an end.

“I shall not change my course because those who assume to be better than I desire it.”
― Victoria Claflin Woodhull

“Why is a woman to be treated differently? Woman rights will succeed, despite this miserable guerilla opposition.”
― Victoria Claflin Woodhull

Hate crimes on women, girls on social networks:

The Unsafety Net: How Social Media Turned Against Women

Under the banner of free speech, companies like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have been host to rape videos and revenge porn—which makes female users feel anything but free.
In December 2012, an Icelandic woman named Thorlaug Agustsdottir discovered a Facebook group called “Men are better than women.” One image she found there, Thorlaug wrote to us this summer in an email, “was of a young woman naked chained to pipes or an oven in what looked like a concrete basement, all bruised and bloody. She looked with a horrible broken look at whoever was taking the pic of her curled up naked.” Thorlaug wrote an outraged post about it on her own Facebook page.

Before long, a user at “Men are better than women” posted an image of Thorlaug’s face, altered to appear bloody and bruised. Under the image, someone commented, “Women are like grass, they need to be beaten/cut regularly.” Another wrote: “You just need to be raped.” Thorlaug reported the image and comments to Facebook and requested that the site remove them.

“We reviewed the photo you reported,” came Facebook’s auto reply, “but found it does not violate Facebook’s Community Standards on hate speech, which includes posts or photos that attack a person based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or medical condition.”

Instead, the Facebook screeners labeled the content “Controversial Humor.” Thorlaug saw nothing funny about it. She worried the threats were real.

If, as the communications philosopher Marshall McLuhan famously said, television brought the brutality of war into people’s living rooms, the Internet today is bringing violence against women out of it. Once largely hidden from view, this brutality is now being exposed in unprecedented ways. In the words of Anne Collier, co-director of ConnectSafely.org and co-chair of the Obama administration’s Online Safety and Technology Working Group, “We are in the middle of a global free speech experiment.” On the one hand, these online images and words are bringing awareness to a longstanding problem. On the other hand, the amplification of these ideas over social media networks is validating and spreading pathology.

In 2012, a woman called Soraya, who had been reporting on gender and women’s rights, noticed that more and more of her readers were contacting her to ask for media attention and help with online threats. Many sent graphic images, and some included detailed police reports that had gone nowhere. A few sent videos of rapes in progress. When Soraya wrote about these topics, she received threats online. Catherine, meanwhile, received warnings to back up while reporting on the cover-up of a sexual assault.

All of this raised a series of troubling questions: Who’s proliferating this violent content? Who’s controlling its dissemination? Should someone be? In theory, social media companies are neutral platforms where users generate content and report content as equals. But, as in the physical world, some users are more equal than others. In other words, social media is more symptom than disease: A 2013 report from the World Health Organization called violence against women “a global health problem of epidemic proportion,” from domestic abuse, stalking, and street harassment to sex trafficking, rape, and murder. This epidemic is thriving in the petri dish of social media.

Some 50 other users sent their own requests on her behalf. All received the same reply. Eventually, on New Year’s Eve, Thorlaug called the local press, and the story spread from there. Only then was the image removed.

In January 2013, Wired published a critical account of Facebook’s response to these complaints. A company spokesman contacted the publication immediately to explain that Facebook screeners had mishandled the case, conceding that Thorlaug’s photo “should have been taken down when it was reported to us.” According to the spokesman, the company tries to address complaints about images on a case-by-case basis within 72 hours, but with millions of reports to review every day, “it’s not easy to keep up with requests.” The spokesman, anonymous to Wired readers, added, “We apologize for the mistake.”

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Juan Eduardo Hernández
4 years ago
End misogyny in the news industry is a must today

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Mauricio Nuñez
4 years ago
La equidad por la que se lucha en otros ámbitos de la sociedad moderna debe comenzar y refrendarse en los medios que informan y lideran la opinión. Es fundamental.

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Haleema Mansoor
4 years ago
The industry is so heavily tilted towards men — in work spaces and in coverage — that it’s ridiculous to consider journalism unbiased or representative when it’s mostly precluding half the population and holding it back.

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silvia arnone
4 years ago
Because I am a woman

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Cath Young
4 years ago
Yes, because as it says, the news is dominated by men talking about what other men have done.

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Judith Cutbush
4 years ago
Equality must arrive

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francesca mulcahy
4 years ago
I HAVE BEEN VITIM TO VIOLENCE AT ALL STAGE OF MY LIFE FROM FAMILY MEMBERS AND THEN MEN. I SEE PROTECTECTION FOR THE PERPETRATORS HOLDING STRONG AND REPORTAGE IS IMPORTANT. CREATING A SAFE SOCIETY IS IN THE INTERESTS OF EVERYONE, NOT ONLY WOMEN. CHOOSING NOT TO ASSIST WOMEN IN THEIR STRUGGLE FOR THEIR BASIC RIGHTS IS TANTAMOUNT TO COMPLICIT ABUSE AND REPRESSION.