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The Impact of the #MeToo Movement on Language at Court -- A text-based causal inference approach

  title={The Impact of the \#MeToo Movement on Language at Court -- A text-based causal inference approach},
  author={Henrika Langen},
This study assesses the effect of the #MeToo movement on different quantifiers of the 2015-2020 judicial opinions in sexual violence related cases from 51 U.S. courts. The judicial opinions are vectorized into bag-of-words and tf-idf vectors in order to study their development over time. Further, different indicators quantify to what extent the judges use a language that implicitly shifts some blame from the victim(s) to the perpetrator(s). These indicators measure how the grammatical structure… 



Fostering Civil Discourse Online: Linguistic Behavior in Comments of #MeToo Articles Across Political Perspectives

Linguistic style and affect shape how users perceive and assess political content on social media. Using linguistic methods to compare political discourse on far-left, mainstream and alt-right news

How Pro-Government “Trolls” Influence Online Conversations in Russia

I explore the behavior and impact of several hundred “trolls” — paid supporters of Vladimir Putin’s regime in Russia who were allegedly employed in late 2014 and early 2015 to leave pro-government

#NotAWhore! A Computational Linguistic Perspective of Rape Culture and Victimization on Social Media

This work discusses the drastic effects of victim blaming through a short case study, proposes a single step transfer-learning based classification method to identify victim blaming language on Twitter and compares the performance of the model against various deep learning and machine learning models on a manually annotated domain-specific dataset.

Stereotypes in High-Stakes Decisions: Evidence from U.S. Circuit Courts

Attitudes towards social groups such as women and racial minorities have been shown to be important determinants of individual’s decisions but are hard to measure for those in policy-making roles. We

The Effect of the #MeToo Movement on Political Engagement and Ambition in 2018

Conventional wisdom holds that the #MeToo movement increased awareness of sexual harassment and drove sympathizers, particularly women, to increased participation in the 2018 midterm elections. In

Introduction: Mapping the Emergence of #MeToo

This chapter examines the emergence of the #MeToo phenomenon and aims to situate the movement within a broader political and historical context. Arguably, the #MeToo movement has been a watershed

“A rape was reported”: construction of crime in a university newspaper

ABSTRACT Historically, the news media have engaged in high rates victim blaming in their reporting of sexual assaults. However, in recent years, gains in civil rights and renewed attention to Title

Demographic Representation and Collective Storytelling in the Me Too Twitter Hashtag Activism Movement

It was found that tweets authored by white women were overrepresented in the movement compared to other demographics, aligning with criticism of unequal representation and the implications of this work for digital activism research and design are discussed.

#MeToo; #HimToo: Popular Feminism and Hashtag Activism in the Kavanaugh Hearings

In this article, we analyze the use of #MeToo and #HimToo in response to the hearings on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. We explore the use of these hashtags

Writing about rape: use of the passive voice and other distancing text features as an expression of perceived responsibility of the victim.

  • G. Bohner
  • Psychology
    The British journal of social psychology
  • 2001
German university students watched a silent video segment depicting a rape whose circumstances could or could not be easily interpreted in terms of rape myths, and use of the passive voice correlated positively with rape-myth acceptance and perceived responsibility of the victim, and negatively with perceived Responsibility of the assailant.