As women, weâ€™re often told that this Internet harassment is â€œnot real,â€ that itâ€™s â€œjust the Internet,â€ that we need to expect it and develop â€œthicker skin.â€ Women internalize these ideas, too, or at least accept that we canâ€™t turn back the tides of abuse that we have to deal with…
And yet, as women, we know that, no matter how thick our hides might be, the emotional effects and physical dangers of Internet harassment are all too real.
â€” Samantha Allen – “For Women On the Internet, It Doesn’t Get Better”
There’s no excuse for any of this. It’s the responsibility of every man on the Internet to shut down harassment and abuse. End of story.