What to do if you’ve been accused of ‘misogyny’ by a friend
Updated December 11, 2018 12:03:50 If you’ve received a number of online abuse complaints over the past few months, it’s likely you’ve experienced it in a negative way.
It can feel like a personal attack, especially if the person is female, gay or transgender.
But the same is not true for all women.
There’s a growing list of women who have been accused online of using sexist language, and there’s also a growing number of women online who have come forward with claims of sexual harassment and abuse.
Key points:Online abuse of women is not confined to men, according to researchWomen who have accused men of sexual assault are not the only ones to say they’ve experienced sexismOnline abuse has become so prevalent in recent years that some people are now saying they’ve had their identities stolen.
The online abuse that has been directed at women online is so widespread that it’s now seen as a serious problem, according a new study.
Key point:Women have reported harassment online in the past, and a survey of online harassment survivors finds that women are not aloneSome women who experienced harassment online have claimed they were not the victims.
They are not telling their stories because they feel they can’t speak out.
Instead, they fear they may be a victim of an act of revenge or retribution.
In this case, that means they are the target of a misogynistic attack.
And that’s not the first time this has happened to women.
In fact, some women have also reported that they’ve been harassed online by men in the hopes of getting revenge.
“It’s not that I’m a misogynist or anything like that, I just think it’s a really sad thing to experience,” one woman told ABC Radio Melbourne.
“I don’t think I’d be able to express how much that’s hurt to me.”
A woman who spoke to the ABC on the condition of anonymity said that when she was 14, her school told her that she would be banned from wearing a T-shirt that showed her breasts, because “there were rumours going around”.
“It was the worst day of my life, I felt like my heart was going to explode, it was just really traumatic,” she said.
“They’d have a group of girls wearing that T-shirts all day and I’d just be in the middle of it.
It was really traumatic.”
Online abuse is an insidious form of sexism, said study co-author Dr Sarah Brown, who is a lecturer in human development at the University of Sydney.
“If you’re a woman, you’re at a high risk of being the target or the victim of online violence, as well as physical and sexual abuse,” she told ABC News.
“Women’s experience of online sexual violence is particularly high, and it’s the most prevalent form of sexual violence.”‘
We’re not all rapists’A study of sexual abuse in the community in Victoria found that only 11 per cent of female students had experienced online abuse, and that most women who had experienced it said they were the victims of a “predatory” relationship.
“The study has been really good for the cause, because we can see that there are men who have a lot of the experience, but there are women who don’t,” Brown said.
She said the study also highlighted the need for the media to better highlight the issues of sexual misconduct and harassment, which are also prevalent in our community.
“What we need to do is not just take a positive, compassionate, inclusive approach, but also get a good handle on the issue and be proactive about it,” Brown added.
“So that the message is not one of, ‘We’re all rapists, you can’t do that, but it’s not your fault, so stop being so aggressive’.”
But she said the media needs to take a more proactive approach, and help to combat this culture of abuse.
“We need to have a conversation about the fact that women and men have different experiences of this kind of abuse,” Brown told ABC.
“And we need women who are survivors of this sort of abuse to be heard, to be acknowledged and be able for them to speak out.”
The study, which was commissioned by the Rape Crisis Network of Victoria, found that most people who experienced online harassment had been the victim, not the perpetrator.
But some people had also experienced harassment from someone in their immediate family.
“These are people who have experienced abuse online in real life, but have not spoken out,” Dr Brown said, adding that she was confident the media would do a better job of addressing the issue.
“A lot of it is because they don’t want to speak up because it can be very damaging,” she added.
Dr Brown’s research has also revealed that women who experience online abuse are also more likely to feel that they have been abused online themselves.
“For a lot, it feels like you’re being accused of being a bad person, so it’s