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#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
#mencallmethings: identity and difference online
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#mencallmethings: identity and difference online

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BCM112 lecture by Dr Tanja Dreher

BCM112 lecture by Dr Tanja Dreher

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  • 1. BCM112 Week 10Tanja Drehertanjad@uow.edu.au#MENCALLMETHINGS:IDENTITY AND DIFFERENCEONLINE
  • 2. 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’
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Women online 2012 High School education in the 21st century BCM112 : blogging, tweeting, publishing and interacting Social media Computer Science @ UOW?
  • 5. Gender onlineGender gap?Feminism online?Misogyny?Technological determinism?
  • 6. Women are from Pinterest, Men are from Dartituphttp://thediagonal.com/2012/04/16/the-gender-gap-online/
  • 7. Gender Gap: Wikipediahttp://news.discovery.com/tech/is-there-a-gender-gap-online.html
  • 8. Who are the most influentialpeople online?
  • 9. The 50 Most Important People on the Webhttp://www.pcworld.com/article/129301/the_50_most_important_people_on_the_web.html
  • 10. 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
  • 11. 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)
  • 12. Debating misogyny online
  • 13. Misogyny:‘the hatred of women’‘a great dislike of women’
  • 14. #mencallmethings Twitter hashtag and online conversation beginning November 2011
  • 15. #mencallmethings
  • 16. #mencallmethings http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3659712 htmlhttp://meanjin.com.au/blog/post/men- call-me-things/ http://www.theage.com.au/technology/techn ology-news/trollattack-campaign-goes-viral- 20111108-1n4j4.html
  • 17. Internet Misogyny, Trollsand Gendered Comment Abuse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8rr5Tq6 MBA By ThosePeskyDames  http://www.youtube.com/user/ThosePeskyDames
  • 18. ‘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’.
  • 19. 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
  • 20. Trolling Anonymity Open forums and comments Chilling effect? Polarising debates? Extremes rather than middle ground?
  • 21. 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’
  • 22. 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
  • 23. 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
  • 24. 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/
  • 25. Community regulation / self-regulation
  • 26. Stafford (2012) ‘genuine transparency of identity, a much tougher line on personal abuse and a greater weighting towards comments that actually expand discussion’
  • 27. Community regulation / self-regulation Balancing robust debate with respect and responsibility Impasse on regulation and proactive interventions What will you contribute?
  • 28. 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
  • 29. 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/
  • 30. Tanja Drehertanjad@uow.edu.auTHANKYOU!

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