Feminism and Media in the Post-feminist Era

  title={Feminism and Media in the Post-feminist Era},
  author={Andrea Lee Press},
  journal={Feminist Media Studies},
  pages={107 - 113}
  • A. Press
  • Published 1 March 2011
  • Art
  • Feminist Media Studies
I begin this reflection on the history of feminist media studies by considering the issues raised for feminist scholarship by the recent suicide in the US of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince in South Hadley, Massachusetts. The New York Times and other news coverage stressed the role ofmedia technologies in causing this suicide. Stories portrayed Phoebe as a victim of “cyber-bullying.” Her suicide was treated as evidence of the increasingly harsh teen culture enabled by social networking. But as noted… 

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