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Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture

Kaitlynn Mendes, Jessica Ringrose, and Jessalynn Keller

Abstract

In recent years, feminists have turned to digital technologies and social media platforms to dialogue, network, and organize against contemporary sexism, misogyny, and rape culture. The emergence of feminist campaigns such as #MeToo, #BeenRapedNeverReported, and Everyday Sexism are part of a growing trend of digital resistances and challenges to sexism, patriarchy, and other forms of oppression. Although recent scholarship has documented the ways digital spaces are often highly creative sites where the public can learn about and intervene in rape culture, little research has explored girls’ an ... More

Keywords: rape culture, social media, digital activism, feminism, street harassment, sexual violence, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, postfeminism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190697846
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190697846.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kaitlynn Mendes, author
Associate Professor in Media and Communication, University of Leicester

Jessica Ringrose, author
Professor of Sociology of Gender and Education, University College of London

Jessalynn Keller, author
Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, Media and Film, University of Calgary.