pointerEssere una donna su Internet

Amanda Hess racconta cosa succede a «una donna con una connessione alla rete», in “Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet“:

In 2006, researchers from the University of Maryland set up a bunch of fake online accounts and then dispatched them into chat rooms. Accounts with feminine usernames incurred an average of 100 sexually explicit or threatening messages a day. Masculine names received 3.7. […] The Internet is a global network, but when you pick up the phone to report an online threat, whether you are in London or Palm Springs, you end up face-to-face with a cop who patrols a comparatively puny jurisdiction.