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On online misogyny and sexism

Posted: August 8th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: feminism, Press | No Comments »

I was on Al-Jazeera English’s social media show, the Stream, yesterday talking about online sexism and backlash against women.

This was my television debut and I was very nervous. TV isn’t like any other form of commentary. You can’t edit what you say, you have to be able to think on your feet and have your talking points down cold. I think I did a good job, but there are a few places where I’d have loved to just be able to write out a big ol’ blog essay instead. The folks at Al-Jazeera were really welcoming and nice and I had a great time. It was also fantastic getting to have a real discussion rather than just a few 10-second soundbites.

Notably, the comments on YouTube are mostly about how there’s no such thing as sexism and feminism is a plot against men. Perfectly proving our point!



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