Monday, April 30, 2007

Sexual Threats Stifle Some Female Bloggers -

Sexual Threats Stifle Some Female Bloggers - "Sexual Threats Stifle Some Female Bloggers

By Ellen Nakashima
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, April 30, 2007; Page A01

A female freelance writer who blogged about the pornography industry was threatened with rape. A single mother who blogged about 'the daily ins and outs of being a mom' was threatened by a cyber-stalker who claimed that she beat her son and that he had her under surveillance. Kathy Sierra, who won a large following by blogging about designing software that makes people happy, became a target of anonymous online attacks that included photos of her with a noose around her neck and a muzzle over her mouth."

This is alarming. The article fails to mention, however, that you need to mark your comments for review before publication. I hesitated to blog initially because of the type of potential threat here but decided that was letting someone else control my online presence. There are different challenges and obstacles to females than to males - even when it comes to technology in the modern world.

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