Why Is the Internet Such a Toxic Place for Women?

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March 19, 2017

Ask any woman who spends much time online and she’ll tell you – being a woman on the internet means coping with abuse and harassment.  In one study, nearly half of the women surveyed had been harassed online – and 76 percent of those under 30. As a society, why do we have to put up with this? And how do we fight back?

Zoe Quinn
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Game developer Zoe Quinn on how her game "Depression Quest" brought a torrent of harassment and abuse to her doorstep. She tells Anne about the steps she took to protect herself, and why she's still optimistic about the potential for living and working online.

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10:11
Women online, under attack
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Facing the costs to being a victim of online harassment, where’s the law when you need it?

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13:11
Duca V Carlson
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A Teen Vogue editor finds herself arguing with Tucker Carlson. And then it gets worse.

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7:38
Roxane on Twitter
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Writer Roxane Gay talks about tackling her trolls and “writing to the point of uncomfortability.”

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7:34
Glitched woman
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Siri Hustvedt on developing voices on new platforms, all while coping with old-fashioned sexism. 

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8:31
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