Kamala Harris, the first woman vice president ever, should be more popular than she is. In her biography and her background, she is a politician for our time in a way her old white male boss is not. By all rights, she should be enjoying some bump from her unprecedented ability to crash through one of the most impermeable glass ceilings. But it seems to be quite the opposite.
These videos may be fake, but their emotional impacts are real. Amnesty International has been investigating the effects of abuse against women online, specifically in relation to how they act online thereafter. According to the charity, abuse creates what they’ve called “the silencing effect” where women feel discouraged from participating online.