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Misogyny Online explores the worldwide phenomenon of gendered cyberhate as a significant discourse which has been overlooked and marginalised. The rapid growth of the internet has led to numerous opportunities and benefits; however, the architecture of the cybersphere offers users unprecedented opportunities to engage in hate speech. A leading international researcher in this field, Emma A. Jane weaves together data and theory from multiple disciplines and expresses her findings in a style that is engaging, witty and powerful. Online Misogyny is an important read for students and faculty members alike across the social sciences and humanities.
Chapter 5: Epic Institutional Fails
Warning: This book contains graphic language of a violent sexual nature.
Epic Institutional Fails
This chapter demonstrates the way institutions have epically failed (to put it colloquially) to adequately respond to gendered cyberhate. Shortfalls that are not so epic will also be examined. In this chapter, I use the term ‘institutions’ loosely, and will be focusing on police, policy-makers, platform operators and corporations (including what I will call the ‘gamer-industrial complex’), as well as scholars from various disciplines. It is not my intention to suggest that all representatives from all these institutions always fail female cyberhate targets all the time. I will, however, be arguing that, for the most part, institutions have done little to ...