Being a woman on the internet.

/Being a woman on the internet.

I am fucking sick of being scared to be a woman on the Internet.

Because I don’t want to have to tell my corporate lawyer about threats to my husband, dog, or myself so that they can double check if someone might actually know where I live or if they really might try and come and find me.

Because I don’t want to be told to limit how I speak about women’s issues because I have worked on games that have problems with sexism and misogyny.

Because I don’t want to be told how fat or fuckable I am every time I appear on a video, live stream, or picture to promote something for my job.

Because when I post these comments as examples of problematic behavior towards women I am told that these are compliments.

Because I don’t want to have moved three times because I believed people on the Internet knew where I lived.

Because I don’t want to live in a world where anyone thinks it’s okay when a fan replaces every instance of my name with bitchface cuntbag on his forum.

Because I’m scared even writing this.

–elizabeth tobey on being a woman on the Internet.

2016-05-14T11:03:48+00:009th May, 2015|Tags: culture|