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.
Using artificial intelligence to track over 400,000 posts on social media platforms during the semi-finals and finals of Euro 2020 and 2021 African Cup of Nations 2021 "over 50% of players received some form of discriminatory abuse."
In the details, a woman filed a lawsuit against a man demanding that he pay Dhs100,000 in compensation for the moral harm she sustained as a result of being insulted through the WhatsApp.
The Abu Dhabi Family, Civil and Administrative Cases Court ordered a person to pay a company Dhs3,000 as a penalty for defaming it online using abusive phrases.
It was recently reported that photos of more than 80 Muslim women were uploaded on an open software development platform (GitHub) called "Sulli's Day Deal."
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.”
An alliance of 98 governments, 53 companies, 61 civil society groups and nine international organisations has confirmed the wickedness of the widely available Internet and its numerous dark websites against children – even those below five years old-worldwide – said to have worsened through the over a year Novel Coronavirus (COVID19) global disaster.