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Monday, 8 March 2021

Gender bias online is as harmful as ever. Here are a few ways to fight back.

Gender bias online is as harmful as ever. Here are a few ways to fight back.

While not a new problem, online gender bias remains pernicious and pervasive. Combating it is tricky.

Consider the social media harassment that target's women's bodies. Or online images that overrepresent women as librarians and nurses and underrepresent them as computer programmers or civil engineers. Then there's Wikipedia's gender imbalance: Only 18 percent of its biographies are dedicated to women. 

March 8 is International Women's Day,  which celebrates "the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women" and encourages gender parity. This year's theme is #ChooseToChallenge, which partly calls on people to stand up to gender bias and inequality. In recognition of the day and the negative environment women and people with other marginalized identities continue to experience online, Mashable spoke with gender equity experts to learn about ways you can challenge the internet's status quo. Read more...

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