Empowered : popular feminism and popular misogyny / Sarah Banet-Weiser.
- Durham : Duke University Press, 2018.
xix, 220p. : ill.
- Feminism -- United States.
Misogyny -- United States.
Popular culture -- United States.
- Electronic books.
- In Empowered Sarah Banet-Weiser examines the deeply entwined relationship between popular feminism and popular misogyny as it plays out in advertising, online and multimedia platforms, and nonprofit and commercial campaigns. Examining feminist discourses that emphasize self-confidence, body positivity, and individual achievement alongside violent misogynist phenomena such as revenge porn, toxic geek masculinity, and men's rights movements, Banet-Weiser traces how popular feminism and popular misogyny are co-constituted. From Black Girls Code and the Always #LikeAGirl campaign to GamerGate and the 2016 presidential election, Banet-Weiser shows how popular feminism is met with a misogynistic backlash of mass harassment, assault, and institutional neglect. In so doing, she contends that popular feminism's problematic commitment to visibility limits its potential and collective power.
- The funhouse mirror
Shame: love yourself and be humiliated
Confidence: the con game
Competence: girls who code and boys who hate them
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.1515/9781478002772 doi
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