The contribution discusses online feminist activism as an emerging counter narrative aimed at raising awareness among young generations on Internet gender-based violence. The pervasiveness of contents expressing gendered hatred on the Internet has lately produced an increasing concern on the use of the Web to silence women and girls worldwide. At the same time, online groups along with national and international institutions have recently launched several projects to tackle this problem. While some scholarly research has rightfully indicated the Web as a new channel through which ancient oppressions like sexism and misogyny can be reaffirmed, few contributions have attempted to analyse it as an effective tool to challenge such discriminations. This contribution analyses the online campaign Zero Trollerance, developed by the German Collective Peng to tackle gendered cyberhate, and it shows how such content can be used as a powerful toolkit for a feminist education to raise awareness on systemic societal issues like misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia, and to educate young generations towards a respectful and inclusive use of the Internet.

Trolling Patriarchy: Online Activism and Feminist Education against Gendered Cyberhate

Beatrice Spallaccia
2019

Abstract

The contribution discusses online feminist activism as an emerging counter narrative aimed at raising awareness among young generations on Internet gender-based violence. The pervasiveness of contents expressing gendered hatred on the Internet has lately produced an increasing concern on the use of the Web to silence women and girls worldwide. At the same time, online groups along with national and international institutions have recently launched several projects to tackle this problem. While some scholarly research has rightfully indicated the Web as a new channel through which ancient oppressions like sexism and misogyny can be reaffirmed, few contributions have attempted to analyse it as an effective tool to challenge such discriminations. This contribution analyses the online campaign Zero Trollerance, developed by the German Collective Peng to tackle gendered cyberhate, and it shows how such content can be used as a powerful toolkit for a feminist education to raise awareness on systemic societal issues like misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia, and to educate young generations towards a respectful and inclusive use of the Internet.
Literature, Gender and Education for Children and Young Adults / Littérature, genre, éducation pour l’enfance et la jeunesse
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