Like many other advancements in communication technology, social media has a good, a bad and an ugly side when it comes to its relationship with crime, criminal justice and the law.
A case in Sydney is the latest instance in which the powers-that-be contribute to the widespread victim-blaming and perpetrator-exonerating in relation to cyber violence against women and girls.
People who experience trauma often don't discuss it until long after the incident has occurred. A lack of empathy is part of the reason.
Sexual harassment is a pernicious problem at universities. But not much is known in South Africa about students sexually harassing academics.
Most Australian women (87%) have experienced some form of street harassment, whether it's whistles, stares, unwanted comments or being followed by strangers in the street – often before the age of 18.
Research shows that teachers either overlook bullying behaviors or even endorse them.
By speaking out about sexual violence and creating safe online spaces to seek support, victim-survivors may also encourage others to report the crime.
The public outing of a number of high profile scientists in sexual harassment cases shows the current system of protecting women isn't working. But there is a solution.
School principals are experiencing increasing levels of violence and threats from students and parents. What needs to change?
Some activists use open records requests to bully researchers – distracting them from their actual work and silencing others who don't want to draw attention.
We must place the responsibility for preventing assault firmly on men's shoulders.