Atalanta in Politico: "Theresa May faces more gender-based abuse than Jeremy Corbyn: report"

Politico reports on the abuse that female politicians—UK Prime Minister Theresa May in particular—face online, citing Atalanta’s new report, released in collaboration with BrandsEye: “(Anti)Social Media: The Benefits and Pitfalls of Digital for Female Politicians”.

British Prime Minister Theresa May was subject to three times as many derogatory comments related to her gender as opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, according to a new report that analyzed tweets about the politicians over a period of three months last year…

The report by Atalanta, a consultancy that aims to increase female representation in government, analyzed tweets about pairs of male and female political leaders in Britain, South Africa and Chile.

It found that the women — May, former South African Minister of Health Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet — were more than three times more likely than their male counterparts to experience demeaning comments related to their gender, and that three-quarters of comments about physical appearance were directed at the women.

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Eva Barboni