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Not just ‘trolls’ stirring the pot: these bullies intend to silence through intimidation
By tigtog on December 29, 2011
if your solution to sexist abuse on the internet is, “Just don’t let anyone know your gender, or see a picture of you, or ever mention where you live”, you are so fucking awful, I can’t even.
By tigtog on November 25, 2011
Have you sometimes wondered what I sound like? You can hear me conversing with Kylie Sturgess on the Token Skeptic podcast: Episode Eighty-Eight – On Codes Of Conduct Part II – Sexism, Skepticism And Civility Online
By tigtog on November 11, 2011
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.
Posted in ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, violence | Tagged abuse, blogging, comments policy, cyber-stalking, cyberbullying, harassment, intimidation, moderation, silencing tactics, threats | 7 Responses
By tigtog on October 12, 2011
s.e.smith has an important and powerful post up at Tiger Beatdown regarding our collective habit of silence about the hate mail bloggers receive.
By tigtog on October 1, 2011
Months later, the woman who spoke these four words is still dealing with cyber-harassment including rape and death threats
By tigtog on September 28, 2011
Man admits to elaborate online stalking campaign against girlfriend: will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty at Southampton magistrates’ court on Monday to a charge of causing harassment, alarm or distress.
By tigtog on September 6, 2011
None of the various proposals to ameliorate these well-documented patterns of hostility and condescension online address the basic disconnect that is rooted in persistent gender stereotypes: that what many women see as being fundamentally political issues are simply not acknowledged as part of “politics” by the mainstream – they’re supposedly just personal problems.
By tigtog on September 4, 2011
[TW for violently abusive language towards a woman] For those who haven’t come across this story, it starts when a man and a woman in New York came across each other on the OKCupid dating website and went out twice, were each less than enthralled with the other, and moved on. So far, so ordinary.
By tigtog on July 15, 2011
Ironically, no one hates high pressure sales tactics more than skeptics. We can’t stand it when a sales associate gets in our face and uses cheap psychological tricks to try to make us buy stuff we don’t want. We take it as an insult to our intelligence. We resent it.
By tigtog on July 7, 2011
How very disappointing, but sadly not surprising, that he turned out be such a smug, patronising git about more than just religious beliefs.
By tigtog on January 9, 2011
So here is an assortment of technical tips & tricks whereby bloggers can cut down the volume and the repetition coming from this cyberbullying cadre of keyboard jockeys, making the harassment little more than a tiny hiss of background noise instead of an overwhelming flood of spite.