May 31, 2015
| Jill Filipovic
Supreme Court Decision in Facebook Threat Case Is a Setback for Women
“’Online musings’ is a ridiculous euphemism for what are of-ten grossly violent and misogynistic threats,” Soraya Chem-aly, director of the Speech Project of the Women’s Media Center, which seeks to encourage free expression and curtail online abuse, told Cosmopolitan.com. “It sends the message to abusive partners, obsessive stalkers, or angry rejected boys that it’s just fine to post a little ditty in social media and claim they were joking. It sends the correlating message to women that their realistic assessments of risk and the costs of chang-ing their lives in response to threats is irrelevant. It solves nothing and, arguably, makes things worse.