#iamafeminist as the “mother tag”: feminist identification and activism against misogyny on Twitter in South Korea

  title={\#iamafeminist as the “mother tag”: feminist identification and activism against misogyny on Twitter in South Korea},
  author={Jinsook Kim},
  journal={Feminist Media Studies},
  pages={804 - 820}
  • Jinsook Kim
  • Published 25 February 2017
  • Sociology
  • Feminist Media Studies
Abstract This article explores feminist activism via the hashtag #iamafeminist on Twitter in South Korea. This hashtag became an important platform for feminist identification and activism against misogyny following its start in 2015 as a way to resist prevailing anti-feminist sentiment in Korea. In addition to opposing stigmas regarding identifying as a feminist, #iamafeminist affords an inclusive frame that can promote feminist identification by sharing personal motives for and stories about… 

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