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What It’s Like to Be A Woman On the Internet – NewCo Shift – Medium

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This is a must read to give some perspective to the experience that many women have on the Internet.

And third, and most importantly, that sometimes being a woman on the internet can be a full-time job. As I mentioned before, my role as a Developer Advocate involves a lot content creation, face-to-face interaction, and requires me to have an online social presence. In the past, I’ve dealt with everything from men commenting on online videos of me saying I should get a tan”, I’ve been DMed creepy messages on Twitter/LinkedIn/Instagram/etc. with messages like hi”, nice smile you got there”, and your beautiful” (I usually respond *you’re , on that last one), and have even stumbled upon entire forum posts about me and how as a woman with a non-traditional background I’m unqualified to work in tech. Over the last three years, I have learned to brush it off and I almost always never read the comments” if I know they’re negative (in fact, I have a necklace and pin of the mantra). But these things add up.

Awareness of this, followed by action by men on the Internet, is important. First step is being aware.

📌 Posted on January 17, 2019

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