May. 15th, 2014

liv: cartoon of me with long plait, teapot and purple outfit (mini-me)
I've had some half-baked thoughts about being female on the internet for a couple of months now. My basic thesis is that the internet isn't all one thing, and specifically the parts of "the internet" that have most media visibility aren't the whole story. This may actually be several different ideas muddled together, mind you, and it's always risky to make broad generalizations about gender and social media. But let me have a go, and see if I can refine my vague ideas by discussing them.

muddled and anecdotal; mentions gender violence )

OK, that probably should have been two or three separate posts. And now I really must get back to my marking!


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