Essays about: "Online anti-feminism"

Found 4 essays containing the words Online anti-feminism.

  1. 1. 'All Women Are Like That' : Men Going Their Own Way: Understanding the Interplay Between Online Platforms and Counterpublic Dynamics

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Emma Aler; [2021]
    Keywords : counterpublics; online platforms; platform affordances; netnography; public sphere; anti-feminism;

    Abstract : This thesis examines the role of online platforms in relation to anti-progressive counterpublic dynamics. Counterpublicsare understood as alternative discursive arenas that form in response to exclusion from the wider public sphere. READ MORE

  2. 2. Competing in Misery : Incels and self-worth, community and staying on the forum

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Sociologiska institutionen

    Author : Rebecca Karlén; [2021]
    Keywords : incels; involuntary celibate; the manosphere; self-worth; community building;

    Abstract : In recent years, a group known as “Incels” has caught the public eye. The group consists ofmen who believe themselves to be in “involuntary celibacy”, without the means to ever finda sexual or romantic partner. READ MORE

  3. 3. Online anti-feminism within the Incel community and ideology - Feminist ethnographic and feminist content analysis of Incels’ manifestation of online anti-feminism, masculinity structures and aggrieved entitlement on r/Braincels

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Genusvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Sofie Cathrine Berthelsen; [2021]
    Keywords : Incels; Involuntary celibate; Online anti-feminism; Hegemonic masculinity; Hybrid masculinity; Aggrieved entitlement; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This thesis is a critical, feminist ethnographic research of one of the most extremist and violent movements that originated from the growing online anti-feminist ideology. Based on a feminist poststructuralist epistemological tradition, this thesis researches the growing Incel movement through feminist cyber-ethnography, netnography and feminist content analysis. READ MORE

  4. 4. "They're coming for our games" : A study of far-right social mobilization in the gaming community

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Erik Lindvall; [2018]
    Keywords : Social movement; mobilization; radicalization; political activation; internet; online; gamers; gamergate; video games; anti-feminism; wolfenstein;

    Abstract : The aim of this is thesis is to study and understand the development within the gaming community in the latter half of 2014, where a harassment campaign against the female developer Zoe Quinn led to an industry-spanning controversy that divided large sections of the gaming community, and how this fed into a far-right radicalization of certain groups of young male gamers. This thesis focuses on the idea that the controversy in question helped mobilize these games into an online social movement that aimed to “take back our games” from the perceived outside threats of feminism and political correctness, and how they through that process became an easy target for assimilation within large far-right and white supremacist movements. READ MORE