Using Social Media Tools to Contribute to and Challenge Gendered Violence
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This chapter examines how information and communication technologies, or ICTS, serve as platforms for sexual harassment and violence as well as forums in which to trace and challenge bullying and violent behaviors. The chapter offers several brief case studies that occurred between 2012 and 2017, emphasizing the harmful role played by ICTs as well as the role of digital traces in the collection of evidence, and the development of hybrid forms of activism to hybrid forms of activism. It begins with an overview of social movement theory, addressing how the digital revolution affects collective behavior, and how this has impacted contentious politics regarding social justice issues. This is followed by an assessment of issues regarding sexting and bullying among teenage females and members of the LGBT community. The chapter provides examples of the spillover effect as online campaigns often turn into local and international protests in public spaces, illustrating the effectiveness of hybrid forms of activism. Finally, examples of tactics used by activists to challenge a range of forms of misogyny are examined.
Communication Technology and New Media | Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence | Gender and Sexuality | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Social Media | Women's Studies
Carty, V. (2022). Using social media tools to contribute to and challenge gendered violence". In L. M. Cuklanz (Ed.), Gender violence, social media, and online environments: When the virtual becomes real. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003260851-14
In Lisa M. Cuklanz (Ed.), Gender Violence, Social Media, and Online Environments: When the Virtual Becomes Real.
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