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Ending net neutrality poses a threat to the free and open internet — and has particularly negative implications for women. First, if net neutrality is repealed, women's voices will likely be further marginalized. As Free Press described in a 2014 article, mainstream media has long suppressed women's voices. To carve out their own space in the media, women have launched websites to make their voices heard. If net neutrality is eliminated, access to women-created content that lies outside of the rhetoric of the mainstream media could be much more limited, as independent, women-owned websites will be unlikely to afford to pay ISPs for priority access to their content.