And not entirely without reason. Last week, UK think tank Demos released a study that examined online misogyny and who, precisely, was behind it. Naturally, a large proportion of the tweets were inoffensive — ie they shared news stories about rape or advocated against the use of misogynistic terms — but many were used in an offensive, off-handed way or worse. Is this surprising?
Sharing personal information brings people closer together. Verified by Psychology Today. The Bejeezus Out of Me. The killing spree near Santa Barbara is just one of a series of disturbing recent incidents that have helped to spark an outcry about the persistence of misogyny. But new research by psychologists in Michigan and California shows that women-hating is not at all an exclusive purview of men.
The Brooklyn Rail is participating in the Venice Biennale. A few months ago, I totally got a blast from the past. My best friend from high school, also named Ashley, called me out of the blue.