For Emma Jane, Australian writer and academic, the abuse began in 1998 when she first put her email address on her newspaper columns. The messages started pouring in, criticising her feminist articles and using language she now calls “rapeglish” — graphic, sexualised vitriol

What Jane went through is an all too common occurrence for women who raise their voices publicly, and especially in the media. Beyond email, the phenomenon has spread to Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and anywhere conversations take place online

At a panel in Sydney on Sunday as part of the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Jane came together with writers Clementine Ford and Laurie Penny to discuss the causes and impact of “cybersexism,” and how to attack the problem. Read more…

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How to handle online sexism: Laugh at the trolls and fight back