A new Twitter hashtag shows just how rough it is being a woman on the Internet.
Harassers are everywhere. Any woman who has dared to express an opinion or share a story about her life online has probably been criticized and mocked, if not outright threatened. Some women are persistently harassed by specific, incredibly aggressive trolls who make chilling personal threats.
Recently, public figures like actress Ashley Judd and Feminist Frequency founder Anita Sarkeesian have spoken out about how harassment has changed their lives, and the steps they have taken to protect themselves from threats made over the Internet.
Here's just a few of the terrible things trolls have said to women:
— Miranda Nelson (@charenton_) May 11, 2015
#mytroll stole my social security number, emails my job, constantly tells me I should be raped while the world says this is the internet
— Lady Rebecca (@ArchivistGeek) May 11, 2015