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Author Poland, Bailey, author.

Title Haters : harassment, abuse, and violence online / Bailey Poland
Published Lincoln : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (284 pages)
Contents The many faces of cybersexism : why misogyny flourishes online -- Types of cybersexism : what online harassment really looks like -- Don't feed the trolls : why advice about cybersexism fails -- The effects of cybersexism : professional, psychological, and personal -- Misogynist movements : men's rights activists and gamergate -- Dealing with cybersexism : current solutions -- Fighting back : remixing cyberfeminism and strategizing to reduce cybersexism -- Conclusion : a call to action
Summary Cybersexism is rampant and can exact an astonishingly high cost. In some cases, the final result is suicide. Bullying, stalking, and trolling are just the beginning. Extreme examples such as GamerGate get publicized, but otherwise the online abuse of women is largely underreported. This book combines a history of online sexism with suggestions for solutions. Using current events and the latest available research into cybersexism, the author questions the motivations behind cybersexist activities and explores methods to reduce footprints of Internet misogyny, drawing parallels between online and offline abuse. By exploring the cases of Alyssa Funke, Rehtaeh Parsons, Audrie Pott, Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian, Brianna Wu, and others, and her personal experiences with sexism, the author develops a method of combating sexism online
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Internet and women.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Media Studies.
Internet and women
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781612348728