Professor Press and Our Grad Student, Francesca Tripodi, Will Speak at Yale

September 14, 2015

Throughout history, women's voices have been silenced by men and relegated to the private sphere (Beard 2014). While one's gendered identity is typically hidden in new participatory media spaces, our study finds that feminist expression continues to be silenced. In our paper we examine how the mechanisms of silencing: implicit (avoidance & deletion) and explicit (modification & harassment) were deployed on four major new-media spaces (College ACB, Facebook, Yik Yak, and Wikipedia). We posit that because of these silencing tactics, feminists have turned to alternative on-line spaces (i.e. Tumblr) as a way of sharing their interests with other like-minded individuals. Click to see the flyer.