Out Of The Kitchen, Onto Your Screen, Into The Ether: A Case For An Online Art and Feminism Social Movement

by Angela Washko

Out Of The Kitchen, Onto Your Screen, Into The Ether:  A Case For An Online Art and Feminism Social Movement

The internet has always been and continues to be a boys club. Women who choose to delve deeper into the net than amazon.com don't have to look far to find themselves bombarded by the proliferation of archaic negative gender-based stereotypes in virtually every space including online games (40,59), meme culture (30,31,32), forums, online journalism, YouTube, and beyond. Every major platform and communication model online appears to be a megaphone for men to remind women that they don't belong or that they're only allowed to participate if they accept their role as objects of admiration or quiet non-opinionated users in the event they aren't deemed attractive enough (23). [...] 

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