Is A Safer, Saner and Civil Internet Possible?

A session at SXSW Online Harassment Summit

Saturday 12th March, 2016

9:30am to 10:30am (CST)

Over 70% of women use social media, 40% in gaming, but only 30% in tech. Many use these as outlets to speak out against stereotypes and narratives that have implicit biases. Others just have an opinion but as an opinionated woman, she is not just harassed but is threatened with rape, violence & death threats. If that woman happens to be a woman of color she gets the combination of all of the above with an addition of racial hate & threats. Many of us have experienced the unpleasant reality of being a woman who speaks freely on the Internet. So what can be done?`

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Shireen Mitchell

Founder, Speaker, Social Strategist, and Diversity Analyst

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Time 9:30am10:30am CST

Date Sat 12th March 2016

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