Is online harassment a gender issue?

A new study by the Pew Research Center has found that online harassment affects men as much as women, leading Cathy Young at to suggest that the online harrassment might not be a gender issue. In comments about the study, Maeve Duggan notes that online harrassment ‘can be highly contextual and often a matter of personal interpretation. And while certain behaviors would seem to “cross a line”, that line can vary from one person to the next.’