The first wave of feminists marched, got arrested and staged hunger strikes for the right to vote in the 1920’s. The second wave demonstrated, allegedly burned their bras, and staged housework strikes. Today, the third wave (or is it the fourth?) of feminists are not taking to the streets, they are sitting at their computers to advocate for social change. It is the era of digital feminism.
High-profile or hidden and quiet, the computer is now a tool that has helped define feminism.
Cultural sociologist Dr Kaitlynn Mendes is Associate Professor in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester in the UK, and has written and researched widely around representations of feminism in the media, and feminists’ use of social media to challenge rape culture. She has authored or edited five books including the award winning SlutWalk: Feminism, Activism andMedia, and the forthcoming book Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture
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