According to the results of a four year study, women in the UK and US are more likely to use misogynistic language on social media than men.
The research, carried out by the social media research firm Brandwatch, looked at 19 million tweets over a four-year period to assess the levels of anti-woman sentiment expressed online.
The study found that over that period there were 3 million posts which contained terms abusive to women – with women most likely to have posted them.
The report was carried out for anti-bullying charity Ditch The Label, and found that words like “bitch,” “cow” and “slut” had passed into common usage by women online.
No word on whether or not playful, harmless usage of related terms were factored in i.e, “Bitch please, lol.”
What are your thoughts on the findings?