These Women Journalists Were Doing Their Jobs. That Made Them Targets.

From a Washington Post story by Taylor Lorenz headlined “These women journalists were doing their jobs. That made them targets”:

When Gharidah Farooqi interviews a male politician for television, she does research and plans out her questions, as any journalist would. She is professional, well-dressed and asks pertinent follow-up questions.

But every move she makes, every gesture and expression, is scrutinized by mobs of observers online. Everything — the clothing she wears, the questions she asks while interviewing someone — is fuel for an avalanche of mostly anonymous online abuse that for years has ridiculed her and her work.