BCM112 Week 10Tanja Drehertanjad@uow.edu.au#MENCALLMETHINGS:IDENTITY AND DIFFERENCEONLINE
Women online 1997   (Spender 1997)‘GIRLSNEEDMODEMS’      ‘A virtual reality, in which             communication,          ...
Women online 1997    (Spender 1997)‘GIRLSNEED        Women under-representedMODEMS’        in computer science training  ...
Women online 2012 High School education in the 21st century BCM112 : blogging, tweeting, publishing and  interacting So...
Gender onlineGender gap?Feminism online?Misogyny?Technological determinism?
Women are from Pinterest, Men are from Dartituphttp://thediagonal.com/2012/04/16/the-gender-gap-online/
Gender Gap: Wikipediahttp://news.discovery.com/tech/is-there-a-gender-gap-online.html
Who are the most influentialpeople online?
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...
The Top 10 Most InfluentialPeople Onlinehttp://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-03-04/tech/29996072_1_larry-page-mark-zuc...
Debating misogyny online
Misogyny:‘the hatred of women’‘a great dislike of women’
#mencallmethings                   Twitter hashtag and                   online conversation                   beginning N...
#mencallmethings
#mencallmethings http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3659712 htmlhttp://meanjin.com.au/blog/post/men-  call-me-things/ http...
Internet Misogyny, Trollsand Gendered Comment Abuse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8rr5Tq6 MBA By ThosePeskyDames   ht...
‘Poisoning the well of our discourse?’                                                        In the online edition of    ...
What Is Trolling?   Answer: Internet trolling is the anti-social act of   causing of interpersonal conflict and shock-valu...
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 disproportiona...
Sexual violence online Facebook bans pro-rape pages,  kicking and screaming   http://gawker.com/5858000/face     book-re...
Hate mail is not just forwomen … ‘pro-feminist’ men   Eg. Dr Michael Flood   UOW Sociology   Receives hate mail and th...
Gender and Media                These issues are not only                   online …                    Kyle Sandilands’...
Community regulation / self-regulation
Stafford (2012) ‘genuine transparency of identity, a much tougher line on personal abuse and a greater weighting towards c...
Community regulation / self-regulation Balancing robust debate with respect and  responsibility Impasse on regulation an...
RECAP: Women online 1997(Spender 1997)‘GIRLS            Women under-representedNEED                 in computer science t...
The feminist blogosphere Settle Petal   http://settlepetal.org.au/ Clementine Ford   http://clementineford.tumblr.com/...
Tanja Drehertanjad@uow.edu.auTHANKYOU!
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  1. 1. BCM112 Week 10Tanja Drehertanjad@uow.edu.au#MENCALLMETHINGS:IDENTITY AND DIFFERENCEONLINE
  2. 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. 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. 4. Women online 2012 High School education in the 21st century BCM112 : blogging, tweeting, publishing and interacting Social media Computer Science @ UOW?
  5. 5. Gender onlineGender gap?Feminism online?Misogyny?Technological determinism?
  6. 6. Women are from Pinterest, Men are from Dartituphttp://thediagonal.com/2012/04/16/the-gender-gap-online/
  7. 7. Gender Gap: Wikipediahttp://news.discovery.com/tech/is-there-a-gender-gap-online.html
  8. 8. Who are the most influentialpeople online?
  9. 9. The 50 Most Important People on the Webhttp://www.pcworld.com/article/129301/the_50_most_important_people_on_the_web.html
  10. 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. 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. 12. Debating misogyny online
  13. 13. Misogyny:‘the hatred of women’‘a great dislike of women’
  14. 14. #mencallmethings Twitter hashtag and online conversation beginning November 2011
  15. 15. #mencallmethings
  16. 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. 17. Internet Misogyny, Trollsand Gendered Comment Abuse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8rr5Tq6 MBA By ThosePeskyDames  http://www.youtube.com/user/ThosePeskyDames
  18. 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. 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. 20. Trolling Anonymity Open forums and comments Chilling effect? Polarising debates? Extremes rather than middle ground?
  21. 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. 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. 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. 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. 25. Community regulation / self-regulation
  26. 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. 27. Community regulation / self-regulation Balancing robust debate with respect and responsibility Impasse on regulation and proactive interventions What will you contribute?
  28. 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. 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. 30. Tanja Drehertanjad@uow.edu.auTHANKYOU!

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