Old jokes, new media – Online sexism and constructions of gender in Internet memes

@article{Drakett2018OldJN,
  title={Old jokes, new media – Online sexism and constructions of gender in Internet memes},
  author={J. Drakett and B. Rickett and Katy Day and K. Milnes},
  journal={Feminism & Psychology},
  year={2018},
  volume={28},
  pages={109 - 127}
}
The Internet is a space where the harassment of women and marginalised groups online has attracted the attention of both academic and popular press. Feminist research has found that instances of online sexism and harassment are often reframed as “acceptable” by constructing them as a form of humour. Following this earlier research, this present paper explores a uniquely technologically-bound type of humour by adopting a feminist, social-constructionist approach to examine the content of popular… Expand
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