Blogging While Female


In an article at NewStatesman about sexist abuse online, nine bloggers reveal their experience with abusive, mysoginist comments, as well as rape and death threats.

Blogger digby added an interesting perspective on the subject, explaining that when people assumed her pseudonym “represented a male,” insults had a starkly different tone.

“My favorite all time comment has to be the fellow who complained, ‘You wrote a lot better before you came out as a woman.’”

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →