“One in five women in the UK have suffered online abuse or harassment, our latest research has discovered.”
“Almost half of women said the abuse or harassment they received was sexist or misogynistic, with a worrying 27% saying it threatened sexual or physical assault.”
“Women are suffering offline consequences of this abuse with 55% saying that they experienced anxiety, stress or panic attacks as a result. Many faced other psychological consequences, such as loss of self-esteem and a sense of powerlessness in their ability to respond to the abuse.”
Most of the women we polled rated the response to online abuse or harassment from the relevant institutions to be inadequate.
Only 23% of Facebook and 19% of Twitter users rated the platforms’ response in addressing online abuse or harassment as adequate, versus 41% and 43% who considered it inadequate.
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