Gender and Power in On‐line Communication

  title={Gender and Power in On‐line Communication},
  author={Susan C. Herring},
New communication technologies are often invested with users’ hopes for change in the social order. Thus the Internet is said to be inherently democratic, leveling traditional distinctions of social status, and creating opportunities for less powerful individuals and groups to participate on a par with members of more powerful groups. Specifically, the Internet has been claimed to lead to greater gender equality, with women, as the socially, politically, and economically less powerful gender… 
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