• Exstatis posted a comment on ?Online Trolling and Impact on Women 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    ?Online Trolling and Impact on Women

    As a woman who grew up on the internet, and is also in technology as a career and a hobby, I can say that trolling is and always has been a real thing. I’m not sure if it’s a weird flex of power, or something deeper rooted, but it absolutely has had an impact on me. I can’t necessarily say it’s always been in a negative way, though. On one hand, the sting of insults and jabs at my character from a complete stranger was shitty, but on the other hand it pushed me to rise above, and even seek out community online from other women going through the same exact thing, day in and day out. I won’t deny, my sense of self was most definitely affected, though.