The 21st century, the gap between men and women are still exist. These gaps is not surprising online for me because it often happens around us. We will often see some form of harassment online and it has become the norm. These things tend to happen reason may they just simply bored or dissatisfied with some article or even a video.
Start from long time ago, there are a statement about favor boys over girls. The misconception is still dominating in many people’s minds. “Misogyny was strict hatred of women and it probably does need a second definition to cover entrenched prejudices of women, as opposed to an out and out fundamental horror at women” (Macquarie Dictionary, 2013). However, when will this misconception stop? Why are there a gap between men and women? Because of these gaps, women may get unequal treatment on the employment opportunities.
There has a campaign on twitter #mencallmethings (Evans, 2011). The twitter hashtag #mencallmethings is started to help raise awareness of women’s rights on the Internet. This will allow more people to know about women get harassment online. I feel that this action is effective, if anyone want to see and understand it. However, there are many people will get someone else to make fun or bully someone due to the anonymity of the internet. Therefore, they do not feel have any responsibility on what they spread on the internet.
Other than that, people also use Twitter to harass celebrities while being keyboard warriors.
While the Internet has given us the convenience and freedom. We have also been encouraged to freedom of speech and express ourselves, but we also cannot abuse convenient of network to bully others because these simple bullying may bring a lifetime of shadows for that person. Everyone should be responsible for their actions on the Internet and should consider how it will affect for others. As a women, I believe that one day there will be gender equality.
Dreher, T 2014, BMC112 Identity and difference online, 2014 lecture notes 13 May, University of Wollongong, Autumn semester, 2014
Evans, Karalee (2011) Men call me things: it’s not as romantic as it sounds, The Drum. Accessed 17/5/2014, http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3659712.html