For some of the most harassed women on the internet, all hope is not lost. They told Mashable what they love about the internet, and why, despite the vitriol, they keep logging back on.
Women around the world are harnessing the power of the internet to build a new set of digital ethics based on consent.
Imagine, for example, a survivor of domestic abuse discovering that her partner used deepfake technology to overlay her likeness onto a porn actress's face.
On Twitter, a place where a lot of bad things happen, there's a mostly harmless but decidedly annoying phenomenon. Most women have noticed that one or two men always, reply to their tweets.
As Victoria scrolled, she felt waves of shock and disgust shoot through her body. Over the next few weeks, Victoria stopped eating.
"How did I not know that?" These were the words uttered by five women in a row who came into the office of gynaecologist Dr. Jen Gunter with "misinformation about their bodies or about treatment."