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Word UP!

Sexual harrassment and online comments degrading women are inacceptable ways of behavior, yet they are scanctioned by some.

I have no idea what this post is supposed to be about, next time try not using links in the title and writing a reasoned blog post. - RP

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Women posting on the internet are often targets for male aggression, sexual threats and degradation. Some bloggers, like Arianna Huffington, have zero tolerance for abusive language; others sanction the abuse by not censoring those who engage in it.

The Washington Post reports that "the founders of BlogHer, a 10,000-member online community supporting women, said the best way to enforce civility on a blog is for each site to create its own rules -- such as removing abusive comments -- then make the rules public and apply them fairly. Fairly is the key word in this exchange.

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