The internet is full of online harassment and abuse, but it’s a problem for women too, and it’s no longer a secret, according to a new study.
The research, conducted by women’s rights group the Women’s Media Center and released Wednesday, found that online harassment has grown exponentially in the past two decades and now exceeds online rape.
It found that women’s experiences with online harassment doubled between 2000 and 2010, the most recent year for which data is available.
It also found that in 2014, more than half of women who experienced online harassment experienced it at least once in their lifetimes, up from 37 percent in 2010.
More than half, or 64 percent, of those women also reported that their online experience was similar to that of a rape victim, up 3 percentage points from 2012.
The survey, called ” Online Abuse: A New Hope?” was conducted by the Women of Color Women of color, gender, and gender studies program at the University of Southern California.
It is part of a larger study on harassment, including gender-based violence and online harassment, called the online abuse project.
“We were able to provide the data and really understand the dynamics of the issues that are affecting women, especially marginalized women, on the internet,” said Tanya Gersh, a research associate at the Women on Web project.
She said that while it’s not always clear how online harassment is impacting people, there are some key findings.
The online abuse experience for women is more diverse than what we would expect based on the types of people who are perpetrating it, she said.
More women have reported online harassment in the U.S. than in any other country.
About 50 percent of women reported experiencing online harassment within the past year.
That’s compared to about 25 percent in the general population.
In addition, women are more likely to report harassment than men.
About 30 percent of men reported experiencing harassment compared to only 10 percent of the women surveyed.
The researchers also found a “significant” gender gap in how women are treated online.
Only about 10 percent were the targets of online abuse by men compared to 30 percent for women.
In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the average age of victims of online cyber harassment is 27.
The number of women reporting the experience is similar to the percentage of men who experienced it.
In response to the report, the American Civil Liberties Union launched a new campaign, “It’s Time to Get Rid of Online Abuse,” featuring a video by actor Leslie Jones that shows women being harassed on social media.
The group said it wants women to be able to report online abuse without fear of retaliation.
“It’s important to be aware that online abuse is still a reality,” Gersdau said.
“We must all work together to change our attitudes about online harassment.”
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