Holly Brockwell spoke to the BBC about her decision not to have children- and faced so much online abuse for this, she had to deactivated her twitter account- but bravely went back after 36 hours because she didn't want them to win.
"I am used to trolling as I run a women's tech website but even I was affected this time because it was so vitriolic, so personal and nasty, and so specific about me and my professional life - not even about the issue of having children which I had been writing about."
Jess Phillips received a barrage of disparaging tweets and messages threatening to rape her after she appeared in a backbench business committee where the Conservative MP Philip Davies called for a House of Commons debate on International Men’s Day.
Lauren Mayberry, 27, faced a stream of online abuse after the release of the band's latest music video. The singer told Channel 4 News: “If you don’t like it, that’s fine, but there is a difference between criticism and hatred. For me, it is sadly predictable, you fall back on the base argument.If you don’t like what a woman is wearing, you don’t like her opinion, you don’t like what it is she represents, then you fall back on the basic caveman arguments of threatening with physical and sexual violence because it is your trump card. Because that’s the way you get somebody to shut up. And I just think that is a very sad state of affairs.”
Journalist Anna Richardson investigates online misogyny by leaking a nude selfie on revenge porn websites and documenting the response. Richardson says, ‘Revenge porn is dangerous and everybody should be aware of the risks. The only way I felt I was going to truly understand revenge porn was to experience it, so I decided to take some pornographic pictures of myself.’
A man from Kidderminster is the first in the region to be convicted of revenge pornography after he disclosed a sexually explicit picture of a woman on Facebook. He was sentenced to a 12 month community order with a requirement to attend a 30 day rehabilitation programme.
John Duffin, of Totterdown, Bristol, admitted disclosing private sexual photographs with intent to cause distress - known as revenge porn. He was given an eight-week prison sentence suspended for two years at Bristol Crown Court.