Ilyka’s been a tad busy, and not had much time for blogging this month. She’s been paying attention though, and is not best impressed.
Not just ‘trolls’ stirring the pot: these bullies intend to silence through intimidation
DeviousDiva, a pseudonymous British expat living and blogging in Greece, has been harassed by Greek nationalist bloggers, threatening to out her, for writing a series on the maltreatment of the Roma in Athens. Thankfully the major culprit blog has now… Read More ›
Draft Blog Reader’s Code of Conduct: Don’t threaten to rape and kill her.
I can’t help thinking that this whole brouhaha over O’Reilly’s proposed “Blogger’s Code” is begging to be re-jiggered along the lines of that “Don’t rape her” meme from a while back. So, my draft Blog Reader’s Code: * If a… Read More ›
Decline to publish unacceptable content
Kos thinks women (well, specifically Kathy Sierra) whine unjustifiably about being harassed online, which is not a big deal, apparently. Bitch PhD explains to him that he is being an arse, as do quite a few Kossacks. Kos and Bitch… Read More ›
That blogging “code of conduct”
While I applaud the sentiment of those advocating a formal bloggers’ code of conduct, I think their approach is ultimately doomed to failure.
Jessica Valenti on cyberbullying
Jessica Valenti, the executive editor at Feministing, writes in The Guardian on cyberbullying in light of the threats made against Kathy Sierra. Valenti had her own problems with online harassment last year after attending a bloggers’ lunch with former President… Read More ›
Cyberbullying watch: Duke edition
Most of you probably know about the Kathy Sierra death-threats episode that has left her fearing for her safety, her blog shut down and her life a mess. (Above link and rest-of-this-post trigger warning: disturbing content, misogynistic violent threats.) Some… Read More ›
Kathy Sierra, writing about how she has cancelled an upcoming conference speech and other engagements due to overwhelming fear following hate-speech and threats directed at her online. The threats were at a sufficiently high level that Sierra has reported them to the police and apparently the FBI is investigating them, because making death threats online, just as in “real life”, is a crime.
Jill Filipovic and internet searches
This is a crosspost to effect a Googlebomb, correcting an injustice against a fellow feminist blogger. Apologies for the length, but putting any of it behind a cut would kinda defeat the purpose. Jill Filipovic, who blogs at Feministe and… Read More ›