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Women and Online Harrassment

Mar 24, 2014

A few years ago, Slate staff writer Amanda Hess  was on vacation when a friend alerted her to a series of threatening Tweets about rape and murder directed at her from the Twitter account "headlessfemalepig."  Hess joins us to talk about her investigation into the matter, and to discuss gendered harassment in the Internet age.

We'll also hear from WNYC Radio Rookie Temitayo Fagbenle, 18, who reported on the troubling trend of "slut-shaming," or the use of photos and videos to humiliate  young women, that she sees happening among her peers.  And we'll talk to victims' advocate Annmarie Chiarini, and Baltimore County Del. Jon Cardin, about Cardin's bill in the Maryland General Assembly that would criminalize "revenge pornography," or the release of non-consensual disclosure of sexually explicit pictures and video online.  Guest host Nikki Gamer

In many instances, anonymous online harassment goes unpunished.
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