or embarrass them with their beliefs. Message boards for sports teams can get threatening before moderators take them down, and even sexually threatening. It is also common for men to sexually harass women. Much like experiencing harassment, young people are particularly exposed to witnessing online harassment. An in-law posting about an incident in which she blamed her husband, an aunt posting about someone who wronged her family in some way. There was no dispute of the facts, just verbal abuse/dogma. I blame the porn and beauty industry for that one Misogynistic language and rape threats in comments sections of news articles on feminist topics. There is so much security in the idea of anonymity so people are much more forward with the things that they say because there isnt as much chance of them actually being confronted about what they have said or done. You are releasing poison into the air that the women in your life will breathe back. People call those with different political and/or religious views very insulting names and insult their intelligence. Lots of comments on videogame streams are extremely graphic and violent in nature, though I sincerely doubt any of it is ever intended to actually be carried out and its more a community norm to talk dirty and angry. Just the intent is there to try and embarrass the person. During the weekends when students are out of school, a lot of name calling takes place online.