Posts Tagged online misogyny

4Chan users threaten to release nude photos of Emma Watson because she’s a feminist

Sadly, it could probably have been predicted that Emma Watson’s speech at the UN would reveal the absolute worst of the misogynist internet. Enraged by her audacity–having an opinion about feminism and saying it aloud for important people to hear!–4Chan users immediately set up a countdown site called Emma You Are Next, which threatens to release hacked nude photos of her

Sadly, it could probably have been predicted that Emma Watson’s speech at the UN would reveal the absolute worst of the misogynist internet. Enraged by her audacity–having an opinion about feminism and saying it aloud for ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Men don’t have to hate women to benefit from sexism.

Bustle founder Bryan Goldberg apologizes a little.

White is the new white.

Ladies, Cornell Fetch is just trying to help.

Negotiating multiple identities on Buffy.

Mikki Kendall and Flavia Dzodan talked with The Hairpin about #solidarityisforwhitewomen.

Sex, power, and tips.

An open letter to Kal Penn on Stop and Frisk.

The Colorlines community remembers learning about Harriet Tubman.

Cutting the Gordian Knot of sex work.

Twenties is apparently pretty great.

From 1908 to 2013: stories of unlikely desi activists in the U.S.

California now explicitly guarantees trans* students equal access to education (though Title IX already ...

Men don’t have to hate women to benefit from sexism.

Bustle founder Bryan Goldberg apologizes a little.

White is the new white.

Ladies, Cornell Fetch is just trying to help.

Negotiating ...

New Favorite Tumblr: Make Me a Sandwich Bitch

Go Team Public Accountability! A new Tumblr, Make Me a Sandwich Bitch, is collecting some Twitter gems from dudes who want you to fulfill your womanly duty and put some food between two pieces of bread. Bitch.

I have mixed feelings about the juxtaposition of sandwich tweets with evidence of the authors’ lackluster social lives (e.g. “watchin American Dad i seen this episode like 6 times lol” or “#MyLifeIn5Words single single single single single”)–the effect is funny, if perhaps politically unhelpful–but I wholeheartedly support calling out casual online misogynists.

I don’t really understand the idea that sexism on the internet is somehow less worrisome than offline bigotry. At some point it was agreed that feminists should keep their hands clean ...

Go Team Public Accountability! A new Tumblr, Make Me a Sandwich Bitch, is collecting some Twitter gems from dudes who want you to fulfill your womanly duty and put some food between two pieces of ...

Damsels in Distress: First installment of “Tropes vs Women in Video Games”

Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency has posted the first installment of her “Tropes vs Women in Video Games” project. In this video, she explores the role, history, and forms of the damsel in distress in popular media from military recruitment ads to silent film to Donkey Kong. Most importantly, Sarkeesian talks about how women’s portrayal in video games affects the way we as consumers approach gender IRL.

As fun as the video is, it’s important to remember what terrible harassment Sarkeesian has been subject to since the announcement of the project. Yet, despite the efforts of thousands of misogynists, the video up.

Transcript (via Feminist Frequency) after the jump.

Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency has posted the first installment of her “Tropes vs Women in Video Games” project. In this video, she explores the role, history, and forms of the ...

#MenCallMeThings reveals what’s inside everyone’s Anti-Feminist Mailbag

As I mentioned this past weekend, recently there’s been some renewed discussion about online misogyny. On both sides of the pond, women bloggers have been speaking out about the sexist abuse they endure–often silently and stoically–for, as Jill says, “the crime of Blogging While Female.”

While commenters can be dicks all over the internet, it’s undeniably true that the hateful vitriol that fills women’s–and especially feminists’–inboxes and comments queues is often of a distinctly misogynist variety. And it’s so constant that it’s impossible to keep writing online if you don’t figure out to deal with it–how to brush it off or ignore it or ridicule it or cope in some other way. ...

As I mentioned this past weekend, recently there’s been some renewed discussion about online misogyny. On both sides of the pond, women bloggers have been speaking out about the sexist ...