Illustration: Rose Wong

The Perils of Reporting While Female

Trolls, death threats, and constant harassment — the risky business of being a woman journalist in the social media era

The pieces written by women attracted the vast bulk of the comments that were later removed by moderators.

“After the overall accumulation of comments and threats, including one legitimate death threat, I just couldn’t do it.”

It is crucial that editors partner more closely with their writers to ensure they feel supported both online and off-line.

Writer w/bylines in the Atlantic, Guardian, Salon, Vice, Politico, etc., covering feminism, sustainability, health. My Patreon is @ https://bit.ly/2YrfCPA

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