More on female commentators and abuse

MediaGuardian.co.uk | Media | The anarchy and the ecstasy

Further from the earlier link about female “pundits” and the abuse they get, Georgina Henry reports on the culture at Comment is Free (the Guardian’s comments blog), the “raging argument about professionalism versus amateurism - with sub-headings covering language, anonymity, accountability, democracy, censorship and the art of conversation” and “the anti-semitism and Islamophobia that dances round any piece about Israel/Palestine, and the incoherent abuse, the swearing, the false statements, the ill-disguised misogyny, the intimidation and the downright nastiness that fuels so many comments”. There’s a particular focus on the ugly, personally-directed response to a post by a young Muslim woman on Islam and liberalism. (More: Pickled Politics.)

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