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Misogyny Online explores the worldwide phenomenon of gendered cyberhate as a significant discourse which has been overlooked and marginalised. The rapid growth of the internet has led to numerous opportunities and benefits; however, the architecture of the cybersphere offers users unprecedented opportunities to engage in hate speech. A leading international researcher in this field, Emma A. Jane weaves together data and theory from multiple disciplines and expresses her findings in a style that is engaging, witty and powerful. Online Misogyny is an important read for students and faculty members alike across the social sciences and humanities.
Chapter 4: The Blame Game
The Blame Game
Warning: This book contains graphic language of a violent sexual nature.
The princesses all need to man up
In 2012, I delivered a keynote at a public seminar organised by an Australian university. During this talk I mentioned that my previous media work had meant spending many years waking to an in-box full of anonymous rape threats. Another invited speaker, a professor far more senior than myself, spoke up to explain (some might say ‘mansplain’) that the real problem was not the material I had received but my reaction to it. His public advice to me was to suggest I develop some resilience (because apparently continuing to write a weekly column ...