Thursday, August 28, 2014

Men are more abused

On Twitter, anyhow. The freaky little people upset about the Hugo awards aside, I actually take a good deal less stick on Twitter than I would have expected based on the amount of hate mail I used to get. But won't someone think of the poor men?
According to an analysis of more than 2million messages sent to celebrities, politicians and journalists - one in every 20 sent to prominent male figures was abusive compared to only one in 70 for females. 
This should have been obvious. After all, were the numbers were reversed, we'd be seeing prime time ads for STOPPING TWITTER ABUSE. And frankly, the abuse directed at Piers Morgan really shouldn't be counted. I mean, is it really abuse when it is eminently merited?

7 comments:

APL said...

"directed at Piers Morgan"

Peirs Morgan is a smug little shite. Oh was that abuse, I thought it was factual.

verusconditio said...

Someone start a hashtag . . . .

~ Stingray

Hanns Strudle extra gooey said...

If any is directed at Joe Roagan, it shouldn't count either. He's worthy of ridicule.

b1bae96e-6447-11e3-b6bb-000f20980440 said...

No doubt the women of Jezebel will get right on this injustice.

sigbouncer said...

Not surprised in the least at this. Most men are more comfortable slamming other men from a safe distance. The net is their medium to do this with impunity.

Retrenched said...

Men are three times more likely to suffer twitter abuse than women. #closethegap

b1bae96e-6447-11e3-b6bb-000f20980440 said...

Not surprised in the least at this. Most men are more comfortable slamming other men from a safe distance. The net is their medium to do this with impunity.

Its not necessarily men slamming other men from a safe distance. Twitter gangs swarm. Men get attack more often than women because they are more likely to form opinions that are contra orthodoxy. I am sort of surprised that men only receive 3.5 times the hate that women do. Then again I if you exclude Laura, Sarah, Michelle, Ann, and 3-4 other women of the right, the male/female hate skyrockets.

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