Online Misogyny and the Law: Are Human Rights Protected on the Net?


  • Oscar Pérez de la Fuente Universidad Carlos III de Madrid



misogyny, sexism, toxic masculinity, IT-facilitated gender-based violence


This paper opens by analysing the complexity of misogyny, sexism, and toxic masculinity. It then examines online misogyny, dissecting the many acts and behaviours that comprise this kind of digital discrimination. It considers the Gamergate scandal and demonstrates how the video game industry reinforces gender stereotypes. It closes with an analysis of efficiency and limits of legislative systems for combatting online sexism.


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How to Cite

Pérez de la Fuente, O. (2023). Online Misogyny and the Law: Are Human Rights Protected on the Net?. The Age of Human Rights Journal, (21), e8270.