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Professional Women Bogged Down By Internet Trolls

" The Internet can seem like an echo chamber made to amplify that desire, and in the years since Ms. Beard began taking on her [...]

The Internet can seem like an echo chamber made to amplify that desire, and in the years since Ms. Beard began taking on her trolls, instances of online harassment against women have continued. (Ms. Beard, now famous for her fight, has largely seen her attackers drop off. But for others on social media, trolling continues, with marquee examples like Gamergate, as well as lower-key, everyday unpleasantness.)

“There’s an awful lot about social media which people feel very frustrated about,” she said. “It claims tob e a democratic online world out there, and yet it isn’t.” Misogyny, in her view, is an accessible rhetoric to vent this spleen: “An available means of being nasty,” she said, “of expressing your discontent.”

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Source: The New York Times
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