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Revenge porn victims could finally get the protection they need under a new law review

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    Why rape comments directed at Jess Phillips need to stop being reported as ‘jokes’

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    Is anything going to stop the social media trolls from targeting Meghan Markle?

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Sarah Hyland responds to trolls with a powerful statement

The Modern Family star had a strong message for those hurling abuse at the star in the wake of the tragic death of her cousin

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Female MPs are calling for a “powerful global network” in 2018

“Women in politics are a new force for global change.”

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Susan Devaney
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This is how Conservative MP Kemi Badenoch deals with Twitter abuse

Online abuse is often hurled at female MPs – and Badenoch says it “changed the way” she uses Twitter.

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Moya Crockett
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This singer is receiving death threats for performing in her bra

Pop star Zere is experiencing a backlash after writing an anthem about women’s empowerment.

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Moya Crockett
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Moya Crockett
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Someone tried to slut-shame this politician – and she wasn’t having any of it

“I am here today to tell my faceless bullies that I cannot be shamed into quitting, because I am not ashamed.”

People

Kelly Marie Tran pens blistering essay about Star Wars harassers

“I am the first woman of colour to have a leading role in a Star Wars movie… And I am just getting started.”

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Moya Crockett
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Online abuse activist Seyi Akiwowo
Visible Women

This former councillor wants to end online harassment for good

The former London councillor launched an advocacy group called Glitch, which tackles online abuse of women, after finding herself a target for trolls

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Life

The rising levels of abuse in women's football

As the profile of the women’s game rises, so have reports of harassment and sexist discrimination.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

Twitter is "a toxic place for women" says Amnesty International

The human rights organisation has called out Twitter for failing to protect women from abuse on the platform

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Megan Murray
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Life

This is how the online abuse of women politicians is affecting our democracy

New research shows Theresa May gets three times as many comments on her appearance as Jeremy Corbyn.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

We should all celebrate the deletion of ‘Deepfake’ celebrity porn videos

It’s a rare sign of online platforms stepping in to protect women.

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Moya Crockett
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Anna Brech
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“Toxic tweets from the past are bad, but the frenzied reaction is worse”

"Whatever happened to empathy? It’s time to reassess."

Life

Women targeted by online abuse suffer panic attacks and trouble sleeping

Amnesty poll reveals damaging fallout from online threats

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Anna Brech
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Beauty

Adidas model gets rape threats over hairy leg photographs

Arvida Byström says people are pretty angry about her appearance

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Amy Swales
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People

Diane Abbott calls for end to abuse of BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg

“Why – just because she is a woman journalist – does she get that level of abuse?”

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Moya Crockett
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“We should all be angry that Laura Kuenssberg needs a bodyguard”

The BBC's political editor needs protection because of misogyny, pure and simple

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Ellie Mae O’Hagan
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Life

Instagram creates automatic Facebook post saying “I will rape you”

How to win friends and influence people?

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Moya Crockett
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People

Strictly’s Susan Calman responds to ‘sexist’ LGBT backlash

“I’m still well gay and proud of it”

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Amy Swales
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Susan Devaney
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Husband poses as woman online and has predictably depressing time

“Oh my God, there’s so many dicks”

People

Diane Abbott describes vile racist and sexist abuse she receives daily

“I’m telling you, this isn’t once a week, during the election – this is every day.”

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Amy Swales
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