Las principales víctimas de la violencia en línea son las mujeres con perfiles públicos y que participan en espacios de comunicación (como periodistas, investigadoras, activistas y artistas), junto con aquellas que sostienen una relación de pareja violenta y quienes han sobrevivido a la violencia física o sexual.
Reddit chief executive Ellen Pao may have lost her gender discrimination lawsuitagainst venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, but she is optimistic that the case will have played a part in encouraging women to speak out about unequal treatment at work.
In her first detailed interview since seeing a jury rule against all four of her claims against her former employer, Pao told the Wall Street Journal that she thinks more women feel confident enough to raise these issues, while warning that there is much more work to be done to solve them.
“I think it’s an issue of education and making people aware of it. Women who felt like they were uncomfortable before, that there was something that just wasn’t right, are hopefully now more comfortable pointing it out. They’re now able to point to discussions and research about it,” said Pao.
“I’m definitely seeing a lot of conversations on Twitter, in the press, in different areas. I think it’s something that men are starting to notice, too. A man reached out to me and said: ‘Thank you for highlighting this issue. I’m seeing it now, and I never saw it before’.”
Since the jury’s decision on 27 March, former employees at Twitter and Facebookhave filed their own gender discrimination lawsuits, while the debate sparked by Pao’s case about Silicon Valley’s approach – and that of the wider business world – to women has continued.
pending time on the internet can sometimes feel like navigating a treacherous sea full of shipwrecks and jagged rocks. For many of us, the online world is real life, just as much as our 3D interactions are, but that doesn’t mean navigating web culture is simple. Offline norms have taken millennia to develop, but we’ve had just a few decades to get used to living with the internet. So, if you truly want to “get” online culture in 2015, here are the five concepts you need to know.
Earlier this week, Monica Lewinsky wrote about being “possibly the first person whose global humiliation was driven by the internet” (recalling the biting sexism she experienced in the late 1990s), and tonight, in a BBC2 documentary, Kirsty Wark is exploring whether men have a newfound freedom to be abusive to women, online and off. We asked five leading feminists whether, in the years since the internet began, misogyny has grown worse, or simply become much more obvious.