Is Social Media Safe for Women? Glamour Study Examines Online Harassment

Social media can be a very antisocial place for women, according to a new survey in the January issue of Glamour.

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Social media can be a very antisocial place for women, according to a new survey in the January issue of Glamour.

The magazine’s survey of 1,000 women between the ages of 18 and 59 found that 57 percent of them have been on the receiving end of negative comments via social media.

Glamour added that despite anti-harassment and anti-bullying efforts by the major social networks, only 7 percent of respondents feel that the environment has improved over the past year, with 35 percent feeling that it has actually become worse.

Other findings by Glamour included:

  • 25 percent have been called offensive names, such as “bitch” or “slut.”
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