BCM112 Week 10Tanja Drehertanjad@uow.edu.au#MENCALLMETHINGS:IDENTITY AND DIFFERENCEONLINE
Women online 1997 (Spender 1997)‘GIRLSNEEDMODEMS’ ‘A virtual reality, in which communication, relationships, community and cooperation are fostered, has to be seen to provide opportunities for women’s talents’
Women online 1997 (Spender 1997)‘GIRLSNEED Women under-representedMODEMS’ in computer science training Lack of women in decision- making capacities Harassment and abuse, flaming Risk assessment Macho culture
Women online 2012 High School education in the 21st century BCM112 : blogging, tweeting, publishing and interacting Social media Computer Science @ UOW?
The 50 Most Important People on the Webhttp://www.pcworld.com/article/129301/the_50_most_important_people_on_the_web.html
The 50 Most Important People on the Webhttp://www.pcworld.com/article/129301/the_50_most_important_people_on_the_web.html1 in 10 are womenFirst woman listed is#9, Marissa Meyer
The Top 10 Most InfluentialPeople Onlinehttp://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-03-04/tech/29996072_1_larry-page-mark-zuckerberg-apple-productsBusiness Insider: 1Woman in the Top Ten(#5 Ariana Huffingtonof HuffingtonPost.com)
Internet Misogyny, Trollsand Gendered Comment Abuse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8rr5Tq6 MBA By ThosePeskyDames http://www.youtube.com/user/ThosePeskyDames
‘Poisoning the well of our discourse?’ In the online edition of Melbourne-based publication Kings Tribune last month, editors Jane and Justin Shaw came to a radical decision. They resolved - after a few months of earnest consideration was capped by one post of anonymous, misogynist bilge too many - to turnhttp://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/who-are-these-haters-that-poison-the-well-of- comments on theirour-discourse-20120411-1ws5c.html website off’.
What Is Trolling? Answer: Internet trolling is the anti-social act of causing of interpersonal conflict and shock-value controversy online. Named for the wicked troll creatures of childrens tales, trolling is purposely sowing hatred, bigotry, racism, misogyny, or just simple bickering between others. Trolls themselves are emotionally-immature users who thrive in any environment where they are allowed to make public comments, like blog sites, news sites, discussion forums, and game chat.http://netforbeginners.about.com/od/netiquetteonlineculture/f/What-Is-Trolling.htm
Trolling Anonymity Open forums and comments Chilling effect? Polarising debates? Extremes rather than middle ground?
Poisoning our discourse?(Stafford 2012) More and more bloggers disabling comments ‘a minority is having a disproportionate influence on both the tone and direction of the print and electronic media’ ‘Mostly, [anonymity] just allows people to indulge their worst tendencies, not only towards individuals but entire social groups’
Sexual violence online Facebook bans pro-rape pages, kicking and screaming http://gawker.com/5858000/face book-removes-pro+rape-pages- Compared to: kicking-and-screaming Attempts to ban images of breastfeeding on ‘It took Change.org two facebook months, 186K signatures and a furious Twitter campaign to get Debate on banning pro-rape pages removed from the cover of Nirvana’s Facebook.’ ‘Nevermind’ on facebook http://www.zdnet.com/blog/viol etblue/facebook-finally- removes-its-pro-rape-pages/788
Hate mail is not just forwomen … ‘pro-feminist’ men Eg. Dr Michael Flood UOW Sociology Receives hate mail and threats of violence for his criticism of some men’s groups
Gender and Media These issues are not only online … Kyle Sandilands’ ‘fat slag’ remarks http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012 -03-27/sandilands-ruling- released/3914886?section=enterta inment 2JJJ first ever ‘Hottest 100 of all time’ http://hoydenabouttown.com/200 90630.5557/alternative-youth- music-station-thinks-theres-no- alternative-to-being-a-bloke/
Stafford (2012) ‘genuine transparency of identity, a much tougher line on personal abuse and a greater weighting towards comments that actually expand discussion’
Community regulation / self-regulation Balancing robust debate with respect and responsibility Impasse on regulation and proactive interventions What will you contribute?
RECAP: Women online 1997(Spender 1997)‘GIRLS Women under-representedNEED in computer science trainingMODEMS’ Lack of women in decision- making capacities Harassment and abuse, flaming Risk assessment Macho culture
The feminist blogosphere Settle Petal http://settlepetal.org.au/ Clementine Ford http://clementineford.tumblr.com/ Nina Funnell http://www.mamamia.com.au/author/nina-funnell-2- 2-2-2/ Those Pesky Dames http://www.youtube.com/user/ThosePeskyDames Shakesville http://www.shakesville.com/