John Oliver's Internet Misogyny Rant is Satisfying As Hell

Yesterday on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver devoted 16 full minutes to the topics of vicious, misogynist online harassment and revenge porn, the difficulties of stamping them out, and the absolutely unacceptable responses from authorities. The whole thing culminates in a parody of an early 90s AOL ad. It was pretty… » 6/22/15 9:00am 6/22/15 9:00am

Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry to Harassers: 'Bring It On, Motherfuckers'

From the start of Lauren Mayberry’s band Chvrches, the Scottish vocalist has been open and condemning about the harassment she’s encountered. In 2013, she wrote an essay for The Guardian whose headline and thesis was “I will not accept online misogyny”; she detailed the rape threats she receives on a regular basis as… » 4/23/15 5:40pm 4/23/15 5:40pm

Rep. Katherine Clark: The FBI Needs to Make Gamergate 'A Priority' 

Congresswoman Katherine Clark of Massachusetts is not particularly happy about how the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice have responded—or not—to online threats against women, particularly the ones we've been seeing this year from the very devoted fans of Gamergate. Today, she launched a… » 3/10/15 6:30pm 3/10/15 6:30pm

A Man Is Making Bizarre, Terrifying YouTube Videos About Brianna Wu 

Game developer and frequent Gamergate target Brianna Wu says she fears for her safety due to a bizarre and threatening YouTube video posted by a Massachusetts man this weekend. The man has posted several videos accusing Wu of trying to assassinate him; the newest video shows him standing next to his wrecked car, which… » 2/02/15 10:50am 2/02/15 10:50am

Cyber-Harassment Is Real: Share Your Worst Online Creep Stories Here

One of the stickiest issues in the conversation about combating online harassment is the fact that it's, you know, online. The perpetrator is inside the victim's computer, not under their bed. It's easy for law enforcement and the public at large to dismiss cyber-stalking as "just trolling," as "boys will be boys," as… » 1/21/14 1:20pm 1/21/14 1:20pm