This video was published by Buzzfeed in September 2014. It features several female digital content creators, many of them Buzzfeed’s own video stars, discussing various criticisms and comments they’ve received from different online users. The women read these comments, primarily insults and compliments to their physical appearances, and then describe their reactions.
How would you describe the comments received by these women? Why do you think so many of them focused on their physical appearances?
Do you think these comments would be made in person? Why or why not?
Should online users be allowed to comment freely and anonymously on posts without consequence?
Do you think men have similar online experiences (get the same types of comments)? Why? Why not?
Do you think these comments are examples of gendered violence and harassment? Why? Why not?