According to a recent report, half of Gen Z young men believe that “feminism has gone too far”. Misogynistic attitudes seem to be coming back into fashion, but for those of us who have been active on social media for the last ten years, this is nothing new.
Yawn. The issue of male and female equality spans generations. That it has percolated online is no surprise. Migration happens (“Online abuse against women is harmful as ever,” Aug.6, Gulf Today).
The safety of women is a worrying concern in many countries. And it’s not just about walking the streets alone at night or even driving on the road – alone. Here the focus is not just on physical assaults. Technology is also the villain, the archetypal stalker.
If you’re anything like me, you won’t like doing anything related to parting with your money for online purchases, especially if the payment is made up front. I don’t mind cash on delivery because then I can check what I paid for.
Major General Expert Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Criminal Investigation Affairs at Dubai Police says, “Extortionists pretend they are children, trying to persuade victims to perform sexual acts or exchanging pictures and then threaten them with sending these pictures to the victims’ families and friends.”