Online Abuse

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

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    Women abused on Twitter every thirty seconds

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    Sarah Hyland responds to trolls with a powerful statement

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    Female MPs are calling for a “powerful global network” in 2018

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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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  • 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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  • Life

    “Toxic tweets from the past are bad, but the frenzied reaction is worse”

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

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    Anna Brech
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  • 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”

    Posted by
    Amy Swales
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  • Life

    Husband poses as woman online and has predictably depressing time

    “Oh my God, there’s so many dicks”

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    Susan Devaney
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  • 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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  • People

    Stella Creasy reveals vile death threat from anti-choice campaigner

    “One day hopefully you will join that woman”

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    Amy Swales
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  • People

    Anti-cyberbullying Melania Trump defends husband’s cyberbullying

    The First Lady claims she wants to stop online trolls focusing on people’s “looks or intelligence”

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    Moya Crockett
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