I'm Nina Jankowicz, author of HOW TO BE A WOMAN ONLINE. I want to make the internet a safer place for women. AMA!
Being a woman online is an inherently dangerous act.
Because I’ve dared to speak up, I have been relentlessly harassed. My appearance—everything from my breast size, to my chin dimple, to my under eye circles and the symmetry of my face—has been criticized. I’ve been told I’m the reason that Sharia Law exists. That I should be “dealt with in the street.”
The sad thing is, what I’ve been through is comparatively not that bad. The FBI has visited friends’ houses because of credible violent threats against them. Others have been forced into hiding, forced to move. One has been attacked on the street.
That’s why I wrote HOW TO BE A WOMAN ONLINE. It draws on my research on disinformation and my personal experience, providing a step-by- step plan for dealing with harassment, abuse, doxing and disinformation in online spaces. I hope it will empower women to feel more comfortable making their voices heard.
I’m happy to answer your questions about the book; about how authoritarians use the internet to keep women out of politics; and about what more tech companies can do to curb this phenomenon.
Proof: Here's my proof!