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April 25, 2013 at 6:05 AM

Sexism on Facebook

Feminism is powerful

It is horrifying to consider the levels of ridicule and cruelty that have led some young people to resort to suicide [“The rise of sexism, misogyny in a Facebook era,” Opinion, April 17].

Fighting these battles on Facebook, as guest columnist Grace Gedye suggested, is one way to show acquaintances that rape and sexual harassment are not funny or trivial. But I also urge her to get involved with other feminists.

Collective action and mutual support can make the difference in being able to stand against the tide and turn the tide.

Helen Gilbert, organizer, Radical Women, Seattle

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