Mediating Misogyny is a collection of original academic essays that foregrounds the intersection of gender, technology, and media. Framed and informed by feminist theory, the book offers empirical research and nuanced theoretical analysis about the gender-based harassment women experience both online and offline. The contributors of this volume provide information on the ways feminist activists are using digital tools to combat harassment, raise awareness, and organize for social and political change across the globe. Lastly, the book provides practical resources and tips to help students, educators, institutions, and researchers stop online harassment.
1. Introduction: The Persistence of Misogyny: From the Streets, to Our Screens, to the White House 2. This Isn’t New: Gender, Publics, and the Internet 3. Limitations of “Just Gender”: The Need for an Intersectional Reframing of Online Harassment Discourse and Research 4. Mediated Misogynoir: Intersecting Race and Gender in Online Harassment 5. bell hooks and Consciousness-Raising: Argument for a Fourth Wave of Feminism 6. Mainstreaming Misogyny: The End of the Beginning and the Beginning of the End in Gamergate Coverage 7. “I Realized It Was About Them … Not Me”: Women Sports Journalists and Harassment 8. Misogyny for Male Solidarity: Online Hate Discourse against Women in South Korea 9. Don’t Mess With My Happy Place: Understanding Misogyny in Fandom Communities 10. Misogyny in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election 11. Technology-Based Abuse: Intimate Partner Violence and the Use of Information Communication Technologies 12. Leave a Comment: Consumer Responses to Advertising Featuring “Real” Women 13. A Space for Women: Online Commenting Forums as Indicators of Civility and Feminist Community-Building 14. Combatting the Digital Spiral of Silence: Academic Activists vs. Social Media Trolls 15. The Varieties of Feminist Counterspeech in the Misogynistic Online World 16. Trollbusters: Fighting Online Harassment of Women Journalists 17. The Global Anti-Street Harassment Movement: Digitally Enabled Feminist Activism 18. Celebrity Victims and Wimpy Snowflakes: Using Personal Narratives to Challenge Digitally Mediated Rape Culture 19. #NastyWomen: Reclaiming the Twitterverse from Misogyny 20. Conclusion: What Can We Do About Mediated Misogyny?
Jacqueline Ryan Vickery (PhD, University of Texas at Austin, USA) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Arts at the University of North Texas, USA. She is author of Worried about the Wrong Things: Youth, Risk, and Opportunity in the Digital World (2017). She conducts qualitative and feminist research on teens’ and women’s digital media practices, and teaches courses on digital media, media theory, digital activism, and youth media. Additionally, she is the founder and facilitator of a digital storytelling workshop for youth in foster care. Tracy Everbach (PhD, University of Missouri, USA) is Associate Professor of Journalism in the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas, USA. She worked fourteen years as a newspaper reporter and now teaches undergraduate and graduate classes on race, gender and media, news reporting, mass communication theories, and qualitative research methods. Her research focuses on women’s work and leadership in journalism, and on representations of race, gender, and sexuality in media.
Provides practical resources to help students, educators, institutions, and researchers take measures to stop online harassment Offers a multidisciplinary set of perspectives drawing upon theoretical and empirical research from a set of global cases Includes chapters from leading academics and rising stars in the field