Scotland’s Female Leaders Tell Twitter to Address Online Abuse of Women
Earlier this week, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson and former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale told Twitter that it had to do more to address the abuse and harassment of women on its platform.
Citing Amnesty International’s research which says that many women self-censor on Twitter for fear of being targeted, Sturgeon said that it may discourage young women who might be looking towards leadership roles. Meanwhile, Davidson revealed that she herself had been at the receiving end of threats on Twitter.
The Scottish female leaders said in working with Amnesty, they are hoping for a wider global movement for women to speak out about sexism and abuse.