Who are the haters and why are they attacking us

A Washington journalist journalist couple once conducted a simple experiment: a man and a woman published their articles simultaneously on one page and later analyzed the comments they received in response to publications. It turned out that the comments under the material written by the man directly criticized the content of the article and the opinion of the author, but under the women's publication, in addition to criticizing the very meaning of the article, there were also directly attacks on the author himself with an obvious and ugly personality and even open insults. A similar experiment, which actually turned into a large-scale study (data was studied for more than ten years!), Was conducted by the staff of the British edition of the Guardian: they analyzed the comments on publications since 2006 and found out that in 80% of cases the author was insulted female.

Who are the haters and why are they attacking us

Someone will say that journalistic work, and especially if we are talking about sensitive topics, is ungrateful work.But if you look at the comments under anonymous materials about well-known personalities, or remember the plot of some skirmish on Facebook, which inadvertently reflected in your tape (or in which you even had time to point out), then the tendency is even clearer.

In the event of a “verbal fire”, women are constantly criticized for their appearance and lifestyle, and with men they enter, as they say, “by concepts”, without becoming personal, and also without checking the influence of a beer belly or unmarried status on an objectionable evil commentator the train of thought

Whether you are a woman and you can criticize at least the political situation, even the amount of carcinogens in food, even the influence of the patriarchal system on women's income, you better be beautiful (otherwise I don’t want to listen to this ugly), moderately young ( then, you see, “Yes, what did she achieve in her 40s?”), moderately sexy (or would you like “Do you complain, honey?”) and preferably deeply married (otherwise expect that the absence of a ring will equate to your stupidity, hysteria and total life unsuitability). Not fit? It is better then to close the comments and not to invade verbal skirmishes.In fact, it is women who suffer from humiliating and completely groundless attacks aimed clearly at the person and her critics, and these are not empty words (unlike most aggressive comments!), But the real truth, proven by research on the topic.

For example, Australian scientists have estimated that out of 1,000 women under 30 years old who actively use social networks and the Internet, 76% are currently offensive.

Who are the haters and why are they attacking us

A rather big number, agree! And all because the latter includes the entire volume of possible filth on the Web: from offensive insults to open sexual harassment, harassment and even threats of rape (by the way, “I would have blown” just about that). Most often, it is young women and teenage girls who suffer from such attacks, which in itself means that it will be an even bigger problem for the next generation than for today's 25–35-year-olds.

Taking a serious look at this subject matter, one can understand why in Europe, for example, people (and by the way, not only women) try to disguise their profiles in social networks under the wrong name or even a nickname,get rid of their own photos on the avatar and try not to share personal pictures, but nevertheless continue to "livelihoods" in the networks - they comment, repost, like. Perhaps, for those who love active polemics, this is a way out, but for women this is reminiscent of the decision to dress in closed clothes on the way at night to the club so that no one will stick on the street.