Women Journalists Confront Harassment, Sexism When Using Social Media

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By: Jeff Sonderman | Poynter

As journalists venture into a brave new world of social media, some find they have to be braver than others.

Women journalists face new forms of harassment, sexist comments, or worse, from social networkers. The abuse is unfortunate, both for its personal toll and its hindrance to the noble goal of engaging the broader public in their reporting.

We all — men and women — share struggles against name calling, personal attacks and general trollishness in any online forum. But women too often face an additional layer of spite, insult and objectification.

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