Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Action against 'hate speech' will do little for women's rights

Action against 'hate speech' will do little for women's rights

OPINION: IN A year of revolutions and mass demonstrations facilitated by online communication, the liberating promise of the internet has found its most faithful messengers since the entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley in a reinvigorated activist left. But online, as offline, some people are more equal than others and women, it seems, get a better deal in the stuffy old institutions of democracy than they do in the viciously sexist culture of the internet.
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