Internet Culture and Gender
This is a course in Women's Studies at Åbo Akademi University. The teacher of the course, Ann-Charlotte Palmgren, will post course information in the blog and students of the course will post blog entries about different aspects of internet culture and gender.
The aim of the course is to discuss and analyze internet culture, social media and gender from a feminist perspective. Through case studies the course examines how gender, sexuality, femininity and masculinity are constructed online (in for example blogs, Facebook, Second Life, massively multiplayer online games such as World of Warcraft, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, hotornot.com, chat forums and online dating sites). Through these case studies, the course will reflect on how the construction of gender and sexuality is related to questions of normativity and power.
Last blog comments
- apalmgre on Feminists fight against insulting trolls
- apalmgre on TheCHIVE
- apalmgre on Diablo III,is this just a gender RPG?
- apalmgre on Heteronormativity: Where you don’t even notice it.
- apalmgre on Gender differences on facebook behaviour?
- apalmgre on The Gender Ads Project
- apalmgre on Leftover Chinese women in youtube video
- apalmgre on Gender-swapping for beginners
- apalmgre on Gender portrayal in Gaming: Break.com versus Collegehumor.com
- mshewell on Heteronormativity: Where you don’t even notice it.
Category Archives: cyberfeminism
Cyberfeminism: from dualism to pluralism
We are living in a transitional phase, scenarios of change are not yet well defined, the web it’s one of the last free space, in internet people are completely free, the virtual world is becoming our real world, the question is why the people are so deeply … Continue reading
Did we miss the opportunity of a non-gendered cyberspace?
In the beginning of Internet everything was free and an experimentally playground. In the last couple of years Internet got domesticated. Just a few services seems to dominate the Internet, even though there is still experimentally efforts made by users, … Continue reading
9gag: not just for boys anymore
Since we were discussing about cyber feminism these past weeks, I found interesting to make a post about this phenomenon which I particularly have noticed that it has been increasing in a website that I frequent a lot. Many of … Continue reading
Men vs. Women
I’m going to be honest and tell you that I have never written a blog before. Now I come to think of it, I do not even know anyone who blogs regularly about their daily lives, travel blogs excluded. Being … Continue reading
Who are you? How are you presenting yourself? Key questions where people consciously or unconsciously deal with every day. However in the current society can the ‘real identity’ be a lot different from the way you might profile yourself online. … Continue reading
What is Cyberfeminism?
I thought about this word and I thought about Feminism. What is the aim and what is the way they go to reach this aim? Who is fighting for what kind of rights? And what role does the internet play? … Continue reading
Cyberfeminism Blogs: Education and Empowerment
What is the role of a feminist blog? Do these blogs exists to simply educate followers or can they also be used to create social change? One of the more popular blogs that comes to mind is Lipstick Feminists on … Continue reading
Doing Gender in Online Games
Do you play online games? Online games is one of the most popular leisure activities, not only for children, teenagers but also adult. It’s becoming one of the most eye-catching parts of social phenomenon in the last decade. In my … Continue reading
No girls on the internet
Rule 30 of the internet states, among other things, that there are no girls on the internet. The thing with the rules of the internet is that these rules are not dictated by one internet leader, but these rules are … Continue reading
Gender differences on facebook behaviour?
When being asked to write a blog post, my first reaction was “What?! When was my last blogging?” Blogging, is somehow being an “old fashion” terms now when everyone just enjoy using facebook and twitter. Before the prevalence of Facebook, … Continue reading