Title

"It's Like She's Eager to be Verbally Abused": Twitter, Trolls, and (En)gendering Disciplinary Rhetoric

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

Commonplaces about feminists, about women’s rights, bodies, and rhetoric participate in a cycle of violence and consciousness-raising. This paper articulates the particular way in which violent anti-feminist engagement in social media functions as disciplinary rhetoric. I contend that the goal of this rhetoric is to silence the women participating in public as feminist.

Publication Title

Feminist Media Studies

DOI

10.1080/14680777.2015.1008750

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