Class Notes (835,007)
Canada (508,866)
Lecture 25

Women's Studies 1020E Lecture 25: Lecture 25 – Online Activism
Premium

3 Pages
10 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Women's Studies
Course
Women's Studies 1020E
Professor
Laura Cayen
Semester
Winter

Description
Lecture 25 – Online Activism Safety and Public Spaces - Online spaces and communities can be very hostile to minorities and women - Women are typically expected to remain in the private realm, are often harassed for joining public spaces which reinforces that these are “rightfully” spaces for men - Public Sexual Harassment Defines Public Spaces as Male Territory  Sexual harassment is most commonly experienced by women and is not taken seriously or counteracted by law/discourse  There is often an intrusion on the private space in a public area, which forces the women to interact with the male which leads to a usual threat of further violence  Public sexual harassment establishes public space as a space where men can move freely and where women are not supposed to be and are harassed when they are - Women’s Exclusion from Public Areas  Women are told to stay out of certain public areas for their own good  They are supposed to take precautionary measures in public that men do not need to take  It is up to women to protect themselves, while there is an underlying implication that they don’t belong in the public space Strategies of Resistance - Women often avoid certain areas, or bring others with them so that they are less likely to be harassed - They may also alter how they are dressed - Women may also be scared of retaliation and danger if they respond to harassment - They often avoid confrontation to avoid seeming aggressive Impact of Harassment - Harassment that occurs online and in person can have the same effect and can silence the individuals who experience it - Victim blaming is a common response, while targets are often seen as being too sensitive and are told to toughen up and remain quiet - A lot of law enforcement are not trained in the areas of harassment and do not know how to deal with online communities - Because of this and lack of regulation by police, online companies have no pressure to make their communities safer Crash Override: Talking to Family and Police - Explains forms of resistance and works to make online communities safer - Zeo is a company that provides support for those who are being harassed - It also gives advice for protecting online information and strengthen security of websites - It also provides a guide for how to talk to family and the police so that they can be taken more seriously - Troll Busters provides support to women writers who work onl
More Less

Related notes for Women's Studies 1020E

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit