Your flaw is in assuming the harassment that either gender gets is due to their gender. It’s due to them being exposed to the public at large, with gender simply changing the attacks that are used against them, just as race and any other factor does.
Women writers are not being attacked for being women any more than men writers are being attacked for being men. If those women were men, they wouldn’t suddenly be spared these attacks. In fact, they’d receive significantly more of them and they’d be far more violent to boot.
Forty percent of adult internet users have personally experienced some variety of online harassment.www.pewinternet.org
The issue of Internet misogyny has received a great deal of attention in recent weeks, between the feminist website…www.thedailybeast.com
Cathy Young is a contributing editor at Reason magazine. The harassment of women online has emerged as a major subject…time.com
Despite the narrative on this issue being almost solely on the harassment that women receive, there isn’t a single study that I’m aware of that demonstrates this to be a problem they face any more than men and plenty of studies to indicate they face it far less than men.
Meanwhile, all of the studies that look at who is doing the harassing of women keep coming to the same conclusion: It’s other women, not men, who are harassing those women, yet you will seldom see this issue presented with a narrative based on anything other than empty claims of misogyny.