“Obviously, this is not unique to the Internet,” Obama added. “Women have been up against this kind of nonsense since the beginning of time. As long as women have dared to enter the public space — whether they’re fighting for their rights or simply walking the streets, there have been times where they’ve been harassed by those who apparently see the mere presence of women as a threat.”
Obama said that while it’s important for women to continue to speak up about online harassment, it’s also integral that men join in. “This is not just the role for women,” he said. “It’s about men speaking up and demanding better of themselves and their peers, their sons, their friends, their coworkers. Because we’re all in this together.”
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