Zeba Blay on the intersection of racism and sexism: 'Serena William's has been the target of racist and sexist attacks for the better part of a decade... Over the years, Williams has been described by online commenters and journalists alike as a "gorilla," as "manly" and as "savage." '
"As we spend more and more of our time online, we need to acknowledge that online harassment and toxicity is not an impossible problem, and that it is a problem worth spending time on" , says Jeffrey Lin, Riot Games' lead designer.
A group at Northumbria University are conducting a survey into women's experiences of abuse/harassment when talking about feminism. If this is something you've experienced, they would like to hear from you!
A Canadian teenager who pleaded guilty to 23 charges related to online harassment and "swatting" earlier this year has been sentenced to 16 months in a juvenile detention centre. The 17-year-old harassed mostly young, female gamers and their families, hacking into social media accounts and sharing personal information online.