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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.
Introduction : Introduction: The warning is you will receive no warning
Conclusion: The Electronic Equivalent of Everywhere
Warning: This book contains graphic language of a violent sexual nature.
‘Blow there and … move your fingers up and down here’
Having identified a compelling and (relatively) new social problem, it is usual for books such as this one to offer solutions. In the case of gendered cyberhate – as with all complex problems – it is difficult to avoid sounding trite. How to end all these rape threats online? Mais c’est très facile! Simply convince the world that misogyny online is wrong, back this with appropriate law and platform reform, and everyone will use the internet happily ever after. While this prescription may be ...