2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Is A Safer, Saner and Civil Internet Possible?

Saturday, March 12
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Hyatt Regency Austin
Zilker Ballroom 2
208 Barton Springs Rd

Over 70% of women use social media, 40% in gaming, but only 30% in tech. Many use these as outlets to speak out against stereotypes and narratives that have implicit biases. Others just have an opinion but as an opinionated woman, she is not just harassed but is threatened with rape, violence & death threats. If that woman happens to be a woman of color she gets the combination of all of the above with an addition of racial hate & threats. Many of us have experienced the unpleasant reality of being a woman who speaks freely on the Internet. So what can be done?`

Hashtags: #sxsw #OnlineHarassment


Brianna Wu

Head of Dev

Giant Spacekat

Elisa Lees Muñoz at SXSW

Elisa Lees Muñoz

Exec Dir

International Women's Media Foundation

Mary Anne Franks at SXSW

Mary Anne Franks

University Of Miami School Of Law

Dr. Mary Anne Franks is a Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law, where she teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, First Amendment law, and family law. Before joining the UM f...

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Shireen Mitchell at SXSW

Shireen Mitchell


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