Where misogyny hides: exploring everyday online discussions of violence against women
Join Hacks/Hackers Brisbane in-person at ABC South Bank or online to hear ADM+S researcher, Lucinda Nelson talk about the challenges of everyday misogyny in online discussions about gender-based violence.
This month Hacks/Hackers Brisbane is partnering with ADM+S to explore the challenges of understanding and responding to everyday misogyny in online discussions about gender-based violence. How might we begin to better address the subtler, ‘civil’ discourses that normalise violence against women, alongside the more extreme manifestations of online misogyny?
Lucinda Nelson is a research student at the ADM+S Centre at QUT. Lucinda’s research explores the manifestation and spread of misogyny on social media platforms. Conceptualising misogyny as a continuum, Lucinda seeks to draw particular attention to the more ‘covert’ types of misogyny that are not always immediately apparent, but underpin and reinforce a culture of violence against women. Lucinda’s project involves a comparative analysis of responses to a gender-based violence controversy on three different social media platforms. Through this work, Lucinda aims to identify practical opportunities for legal, technical, or other intervention to combat online misogyny.
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