Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Sexual Threats Stifle Some Female Bloggers

It is deplorable how the distance and disguise of Cyber culture allows some people's inner reptiles to freely creep about. What is the solution here and where is the line between freedom of speech and protection for these victimized women? What is the source of misogyny, and how can it be reduced?

Online Stalking"A female freelance writer who blogged about the pornography industry was threatened with rape. A single mother who blogged about 'the daily ins and outs of being a mom' was threatened by a cyber-stalker who claimed that she beat her son and that he had her under surveillance. Kathy Sierra, who won a large following by blogging about designing software that makes people happy, became a target of anonymous online attacks that included photos of her with a noose around her neck and a muzzle over her mouth."

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