[Internet Society Blogs] Not Backing Down: Women Across The Globe Fighting To Make The Internet Safe

There is nothing worse than showing up to a party uninvited.

The awkward conversations, the constant justification of why you’re there, and often facing up to the downright hostility of the hosts. It’s enough to make any of us want to quietly make our way towards the closest exit sign we find and never look back.

And that’s exactly what’s happening to many women around the world for simply taking the time to log on.

For those of us that work with the online world, there isn’t any doubt. Online harassment and cyber bullying are real. In theory, these things can happen to anyone— but they don’t.

They happen overwhelmingly to women.

Constance Bommelaer de Leusse