As someone who’s been writing for years about gendered cyberbullying, I haven’t had much to add to this week’s #mencallmethings blogaround and Twitter hashtag discussion: I’ve said it all before, many times.
I will briefly add my broken record bit about how our strict comment moderation policy here at Hoyden About Town and our notoriously banhammer-happy wayshave meant that we now receive very little abuse submitted as comments here – it’s obvious that it will never be published and that we have filters in place so that we don’t even see it to delete it, so they don’t bother. There is rather more abuse and threats submitted to the Feminism 101 blog, unsurprisingly.
My small contribution to the ongoing discussion about gendered cyberbullying for today is that I’ve now used the Series feature in this template to collate the most relevant Hoyden posts from the last 4 1/2 years on the topic – you can see the full list (most recent first) in the section below the foot of this post (just above the author-box).
The gendered cyber harassment campaigns are rank intimidation aimed at silencing us. We have to keep on talking about it so that they do not succeed.