Online Abuse

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Tim Berners Lee: internet isn't safe for women

The man who created the internet just admitted the online world isn’t safe for women

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Hollie Richardson
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    Life

    Why Twitter’s new vanishing tweets function is problematic for women

  • Laura Whitmore
    People

    Laura Whitmore’s technique for dealing with online trolls is refreshingly simple

  • Jameela Jamil has shut down bullying Piers Morgan on Twitter.
    People

    Jameela Jamil brings Piers Morgan’s bullying campaign to an end

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Seyi Akowowo
People

Seyi Akiwowo has highlighted everything wrong with that Alex Jones story

Akiwowo has shared her thoughts on that “clickbait, inappropriate, pitting-women-against-each-other article”.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Life

Young women still don’t feel safe in Britain’s public spaces, and it’s not OK

Street harassment and a sense of underlying fear are pervasive, according to a new report.

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Anna Brech
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Jo Swinson and the Liberal Democrats
Visible Women

Record levels of women to stand in December's general election

A glimmer of good news in worrying times.

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Anna Brech
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Long Reads

How worried should we be about abuse pushing women out of politics?

Nineteen female MPs have stepped down ahead of the general election. Abuse has been cited as a major factor – so how concerned should we be?

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Moya Crockett
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Lauren Geall
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Jess Phillips had the best response to a troll who decided to send her vile abuse

This isn’t the first time she’s dealt with such comments.

Gina Miller: UK police are investigating a "Kill Gina Miller" crowdfunding page.
People

UK police are investigating a “Kill Gina Miller” crowdfunding page

The appalling death threats against Gina Miller had been on the GoFundMe website since April.

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Lauren Geall
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Rachel Riley Twitter trolls campaign
People

Rachel Riley had to block 1,500 Twitter trolls to protect her mental health and pregnancy

The Countdown star has had enough.

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Hollie Richardson
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Heidi Allen
People

Does the Heidi Allen case suggest that violence against female MPs is finally being taken seriously?

A man has been convicted for threatening her.

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Hollie Richardson
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women-target-deepfakes
Life

Sinister app that undresses women reminds us who ‘deepfakes’ were designed to target

We are living in a dystopia, people

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Meena Alexander
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Revenge porn
Life

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

It’s currently categorised as a “communications crime” rather than a sexual offence.

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Hollie Richardson
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Jess Phillips
Visible Women

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

The Labour MP is still being subjected to vile rape comments

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Hollie Richardson
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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Is anything going to stop the social media trolls from targeting Meghan Markle?

Kensington Palace has released a set of guidelines to stem the tide of online abuse directed at the Duchess of Sussex. But it's not working

Life

Women abused on Twitter every thirty seconds

The study shows the shocking extent of misogyny

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Emily Reynolds
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People

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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Careers

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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Visible Women

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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Visible Women

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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Visible Women

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.”

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Moya Crockett
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Moya Crockett
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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.”

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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