Misogyny on the Web? Try Offline

What’s with the sexualized threats against women?

But here’s what has been missed in the discussion of Kathy Sierra’s horrific experience, as far as I can tell: this happens in the world, not just on the web. What’s happened to Sierra is a virtual extension of the sexual harassment that hits women in any predominantly male field, what I’ve come to think of as “barrier” sexual harassment: making it clear to women that they don’t belong and will be violated if they stay.

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