Rape culture and social media: young critics and a feminist counterpublic

  title={Rape culture and social media: young critics and a feminist counterpublic},
  author={Sophie Sills and Chelsea Pickens and Karishma Beach and Lloyd Jones and Octavia Calder-Dawe and Paulette Benton-Greig and Nicola Gavey},
  journal={Feminist Media Studies},
  pages={935 - 951}
Abstract Social media sites, according to Carrie A. Rentschler, can become both “aggregators of online misogyny” as well as key spaces for feminist education and activism. They are spaces where “rape culture,” in particular, is both performed and resisted, and where a feminist counterpublic can be formed (Michael Salter 2013). In this New Zealand study, we interviewed seventeen young people who were critical of rape culture about their exposure and responses to it on social media and beyond… 
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