July 21, 2009 – Hour 2

The blogosphere can be a very hostile environment for female bloggers, readers and commenters. Marc spoke today with female bloggers and University of Maryland Law School’s Danielle Citron about why so many women are experiencing harassment online-and what can be done to create safe spaces on the net.

Danielle Citron is a professor at the University of Maryland Law School. Her research examines cyber gender harassment and the hostile environment that many women face online. Read her piece Cyber Civil Rights online.

Latoya Peterson is a blogger based out of Silver Spring, Maryland. She is an editor and blogger at racialicious.com. Her writing appears in the recently released anthology Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape. Read the essay Latoya mentioned on the show, The Not Rape Epidemic, here.

Jill Filipovic blogs at feministe.us, and has also written for the Huffington Post, Alternet, The Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. Her work also appears in Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape.

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