VIDEO. In the European Parliament, they are breaking the silence on online harassment


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Several MPs have decided to break the silence on the harassment that women suffer on social networks.

“‘Dirty race ‘,’ asshole ‘… There are millions of us struggling with this kind of thing every day“In the middle of Parliament, MP Leïla Chaibi returned to the wave of insults she suffered on social networks.”The development of these virilist words and behaviors leads to self-censorship, makes women invisible and legitimizes hatred and violence.“she said.

Polish MEP Sylwia Spurek said Parliament would ask the committee to “take legislative initiative“to stem this scourge. The latter also deplored the inaction of the commission, 2 years after the first”promises“.

Women are 27 times more likely than men to be harassed via the Internet and social media.

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