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No where in my post did I talk about regulating the internet. I talked about social responsibility.
Men receive more online abuse than women, but they are also the main culprits when it comes to trolling, according to a new study by think-tank Demos. Men send around 75% of all abusive tweets – but women are more likely to abuse other women than they are to abuse men.
originally posted by: OrphanApology
a reply to: eisegesis
Also you have to define "men" and define "women".
While playing age of empires online I encountered what I assume to be 12-13 year old boys saying ridiculous, crude, and abusive things(just based on speech patterns and subtle comments alluding to pop culture references that no "men" would even get).
Sorry it wasn't counter strike but age of empires back in day. I meant to say that newer games have started upholding rules, which has eliminated some abuse. Same with websites.
originally posted by: eisegesis
A. What is considered abuse?
B. Can you brush it off and not be offended, therefore negating the abuse?
Not just in seedy places, or the dark web, but every single day on social media, in forums (but not on ATS, hopefully) and in comments sections across many sites, hell, even in response to product reviews.
Its not a new thing, but it most certainly is getting worse.
Some of it is peer related. Some of it is certainly influenced by other forms of media (lets face it, rap/hip-hop has been usurped by misogyny)
Freedom of speech does not cover this stuff.
So why aren't these assholes rounded on/drowned out/stepped on? Why aren't the nomal guys - the decent ones - the thinkers, the responsible ones, why aren't we reporting this in droves? Why aren't we acting like a society should do?