'When I Saw Women Being Attacked...It Made Me Want to Stand Up and Fight': Reporting, Responding to, and Resisting Online Misogyny

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Abstract

This chapter explores how feminist women talk about their responses to receiving or encountering online gendered hate. Structured around a taxonomy of responses (Jane 2017), four approaches are considered: reporting to the police, reporting to social media sites, engaging with the perpetrators of online gendered hate, and digital vigilante activism. Participants appreciated how the different approaches could be valuable but also acknowledged the consequences that engaging in each response might have. No one approach to dealing with online gendered hate is likely to be entirely successful or unproblematic, supporting the idea that a strategy comprising a range of different actions and organisations are necessary to respond to and mitigate online gendered hate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOnline Othering
Subtitle of host publicationExploring Digital Violence and Discrimination on the Web
EditorsKaren Lumsden, Emily Harmer
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter12
Pages287-308
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783030126339
ISBN (Print)9783030126322
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity
PublisherPalgrave

Keywords

  • Online gendered hate
  • misogyny
  • policing
  • resistance

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    Smith, J. (2019). 'When I Saw Women Being Attacked...It Made Me Want to Stand Up and Fight': Reporting, Responding to, and Resisting Online Misogyny. In K. Lumsden, & E. Harmer (Eds.), Online Othering: Exploring Digital Violence and Discrimination on the Web (pp. 287-308). (Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12633-9_12