Link vom 13. September 2013

The End of Kindness: Weev and the Cult of the Angry Young Man

„We wanted an internet free from oversight, an environment where ideas could be exchanged freely. In many important ways, the web has achieved that idyllic vision. Individuals have the ability to communicate with large audiences, a power that in the past belonged only to media tycoons and governments. A lack of gatekeepers means frictionless communication, but it also means the quality of that communication can’t be controlled. And too often on the internet today, no consequence means no class. The internet experience is being degraded by those bent on settling scores, intimidating enemies, or simply silencing those with whom they disagree. The social networks say they’re powerless to stop it. Police say they’re overwhelmed. For these reasons, many people find the web a hostile and dangerous environment. (…)

While minorities and homosexuals are often targeted, experts say no group is more abused online than women.

Danielle Citron, a law professor at the University of Maryland, lays out some of the numbers in her upcoming book, Hatred 3.0. Citron writes that the US National Violence Against Women Survey reports 60 percent of cyberstalking victims are women. A group called Working to Halt Online Abuse studied 3,787 cases of cyberharassment, and found that 72.5 percent were female, 22.5 percent were male and 5 percent unknown. A study of Internet Relay Chat showed male users receive only four abusive or threatening messages for every 100 received by women.“

Heute gibt’s nur einen Link, denn der reicht, um den Tag zu versauen. Via @JulianeLeopold, die gestern bei der Zeit-Debatte um das Steinbrück-Titelbild auch wieder ihren Teil der angry young men abgekriegt hat.

Ein Kommentar zum Tweet von Lenz Jacobsen, der das ganze Problem wunderbar zusammenfasst: „”If it’s too hot in the kitchen, get out!” Harry Truman“

Und dann auch noch falsch zitiert. Respekt, Arschloch.