Author(s): J. Morahan-Martin
The Internet has been used to promote womenís causes and has been a tool of
womenís empowerment while also being used against womenís causes and to
This paper explores the contradictory impact of the Internet
It first explores how women have engaged in political activism
online to promote womenís causes and how this has led to a sense of
empowerment on an individual and group level.
It then explores how online
political activism of hate groups and anti-feminist menís activists has worked
against womenís interests.
Finally, it explores how womenís online presence has
resulted in their being subject to online harassment.
gender, women, Internet, political activism, hate groups, feminism,
menís activism, womenís activism, online harassment.
The Internet has empowered women while also being a vehicle of oppression
which has ...
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/CI040291
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