How the Online Abuse of Women Has Spiraled Out of Control

Enough with online hate speech, sexual harassment and threats of violence against women and marginalized groups. It’s time to take the global crisis of online abuse seriously. In this searching, powerful talk, Ashley Judd recounts her ongoing experience of being terrorized on social media for her unwavering activism and calls on citizens of the internet, the tech community, law enforcement and legislators to recognize the offline harm of online harassment.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference and was featured by their editors on the home page.


Learn more about the Women’s Speech Project: Curbing Abuse, Expanding Freedom and its mission to raise public and media awareness about online harassment.

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