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Paradoxes in the impact of the Internet on women

Author(s): J. Morahan-Martin

Abstract:
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 victimize women.

This paper explores the contradictory impact of the Internet on women.

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.

Keywords:
gender, women, Internet, political activism, hate groups, feminism, menís activism, womenís activism, online harassment.

1 Introduction:
The Internet has empowered women while also being a vehicle of oppression which has ...

Pages: 11
Size: 340 kb
Paper DOI: 10.2495/CI040291

 

 

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