Systemic misogyny exposed: Translating Rapeglish from the Manosphere with a Random Rape Threat Generator

  title={Systemic misogyny exposed: Translating Rapeglish from the Manosphere with a Random Rape Threat Generator},
  author={Emma A. Jane},
  journal={International Journal of Cultural Studies},
  pages={661 - 680}
  • E. Jane
  • Published 1 November 2018
  • Art
  • International Journal of Cultural Studies
Misogyny online in forms such as explicit rape threats has become so prevalent and rhetorically distinctive it resembles a new dialect or language. Much of this ‘Rapeglish’ is produced by members of an informal alliance of men’s groups online dubbed the ‘Manosphere’. As both a cyberhate researcher and cyberhate target, I have studied as well as contributed to feminist responses to Rapeglish. In 2016, for instance, I helped build a Random Rape Threat Generator (RRTG) – a computer program that… 

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