John Oliver on Internet Misogyny and Online Harassment

On this week’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver took on internet misogyny, Gamergate (though not explicitly named), online harassment, and revenge porn. As always, his take on the topic is fucking awesome:

I’m talking about the kind of direct threats that can make people fear for their safety. And if you’re thinking, well, come on, that doesn’t seem like that big a problem, well congratulations on your white penis. Because if you have one of those, you probably have a very different experience of the Internet. Women, in particular, can receive a veritable cornucopia of horrifying messages online.

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The internet is mean! And, look, this does not just affect women in gaming. It can potentially affect any woman who makes the mistake of having a thought in her mind and then vocalizing it online.

FYI: I totally agree with the YouTube commenter who “I don’t know why but I always picture John Oliver as a Puffin.”

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Add glasses to that Puffin and BAM! Twins!

(via Gizmodo)

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