Post by Coco DeSockmonkey
Here is the definition of "skank"
"Bitch, slut, skank, cunt: patterned resistance to women’s visibility in digital publics..."
"Resistance to women’s public voice and visibility via street harassment and workplace sexual harassment... Women face extreme hostility in the form of digital sexism in discussion rooms, comment sections, gaming communities, and on social media platforms."
"Aggressors draw upon three overlapping strategies – intimidating, shaming, and discrediting..."
‘Back to the kitchen, cunt’: speaking the unspeakable about online misogyny
"The signal characteristics of gendered vitriol on the Internet – a type of discourse marked by... unapologetic misogyny. Such ‘e-bile’ is proliferating in the cybersphere and is currently the subject of widespread international media coverage... despite the risk of causing offence – this discourse must not only be spoken of, but must be spoken of in its unexpurgated entirety. There is, I argue, no other way to adequately assay the nature of a communication mode whose misogynistic hostility has serious ethical and material implications, not least because it has become a lingua franca in many sectors of the cybersphere."
"Online misogyny... the increasing problem of misogyny online."
You are not alone in your misogyny, Pendragon.