Everyday Victim Blaming

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John Nimmo is not a ‘troll’: Defining male violence online

John Nimmo has been charged with sending “a message causing anxiety or distress” at the South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court. The charges stem from multiple emails sent to Luciana Berger, the Member of Parliament for Liverpool Wavertree. One email allegedly included this statement: “she is going to get it like Jo Cox did”. Nimmo has been remanded more »

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#PeepleApp puts actual people at risk of harassment, abuse, stalking and violence.

We woke up this morning to a Twitter feed full of women raising serious concerns about a new app called Peeple, which gives you the opportunity to rate people from 1-5 and write reviews. If this weren’t concerning enough when considering cyberbullying, users can upload profiles for other people using their mobile number. The owner more »

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The Chivalrous Violation of Women’s Bodies by @WomenCanSee

The Chivalrous Violation of Women’s Bodies by @WomenCanSee If women don’t want to be grabbed, pulled, & kissed, we should avoid the company of gentleman. It is a gentleman’s right to display “chivalrous” drunken behaviour: • moving to sit closely right behind the only other bus passenger- a woman…chivalry!; • leaning over her shoulder so more »

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We’ve reported @ fucktyler for inciting harassment and threats of violence.

The feminist campaign Collective Shout have been campaigning to have the Australian government deny a visa to rapper Tyler, The Creator whose misogynistic lyrics advocate rape and the abuse of women. Yesterday, Tyler tweeted out this message: Since then Coralie Alison, director of Collective Shout, has received a barrage of abusive, threatening tweets which constitute more »

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Mark Zuckerberg: Supporting male violence through the “legal name” policy

It takes a certain sort of low to co-opt violence against women as means to increase an already pretty immense personal fortune.  Step forward Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, and immoveable defender of Facebook’s “real names” policy. As issue, this may not have crossed your radar. However, it has been steadily gaining momentum since early 2014, more »

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Katie Hopkins makes rape threat.

This is Katie Hopkins’ response to Laurie Penny having the unmitigated gall to express an opinion on Twitter.:   This is very clearly a rape threat. It is not just a threat directed at Laurie Penny – but at every single woman who has opinions. It is the language of misogyny created to silence women more »

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Consensual v Non-consensual Porn

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/video/2015/jan/21/naked-pictures-this-is-what-i-did-revenge-porn-emma-holten-video Thought this to be an interesting article on how one woman, Emma Holten, decided to reclaim control from those who would attempt to erode her self-worth both as a woman and as a human being. Not sure of her methods, and maybe this is playing right into the hands of those (men) who suggest more »

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