‘Every time we talk to teenage girls they say they don’t want to get involved in feminism because it’s too scary’: Vagenda’s Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett. Photograph: Alfie Hope

In the past three years, largely due to the internet and social media, feminism has had a shot in the arm. Journalist Caitlin Moran gave us How to Be (...)

 Isabella Sorley and John Nimmo who were jailed for subjecting Caroline Criado-Perez to online abuse following a campaign to ensure a woman featured on British bank notes. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA

Feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez said she had been through a “terrifying and scarring” experience, after a man and a woman were jailed for se(...)

At what was the first National Union of Journalists women’s conference in Ireland for as long as anyone could remember, NUJ equality officer Lena Calv(...)

More than 100,000 people signed the petition for Twitter to beef up its procedures for dealing with abuse. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Twitter has introduced a “report tweet” option for users who are sent abusive messages, following a campaign by a number of women who were targeted on(...)

Screengrab from the Twitter feed of Independent columnist Grace Dent. Police are investigating bomb threats made on Twitter against female journalists. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

A man has been arrested after a Labour MP and a campaigner were subjected to a torrent of violent abuse on Twitter.The 32-year-old man was held in Bri(...)

Journalist and writer Caitlin Moran said ‘we’re now talking about the problem of online abuse towards people for their religion, race, sexuality and physicality’.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Twitter was facing a boycott of its social networking site today as some users pledged to stay off the service in protest at abusive posts. The #Twitt(...)

Twitter has updated its rules and pledged to strengthen its teams dealing with reports of abuse as it moved to reassure users concerned about threats made through the website. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Social network Twitter has moved to reassure users that it is cracking down on abuse on its site, by updating its rules and expanding teams responsibl(...)

Companies such as Twitter make much of their origins in hippie/libertarian philosophies. They are also rather keen on ’light-touch’ regulation.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that, were she alive today, Jane Austen would never be off Twitter. The social network has become an essential (...)

Screengrab from the Twitter feed of Independent columnist Grace Dent.  Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman, Dent and Europe editor of Time magazine Catherine Mayer all received the tweet  of which Dent took a screen grab of and posted for her Twitter followers to see.  Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Police are investigating after a number of bomb threats against women journalists were made on Twitter.Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman, Independent(...)

It has been an uncomfortable few days for social media, and Twitter in particular. The microblogging site has been threatened with a mass revolt from (...)