Misogyny Online explores the worldwide phenomenon of gendered cyberhate as a significant discourse which has been overlooked and marginalized. The rapid growth of the internet has led to numerous opportunities and benefits; however, the architecture of the cybersphere offers users unprecedented opportunities to engage in hate speech. A leading international researcher in this field, Emma A. Jane weaves together data and theory from multiple disciplines and expresses her findings in a style that is engaging, witty, and powerful. Misogyny Online is an important read for students and faculty members alike across the social sciences and humanities.
Introduction: The warning is you will receive no warning
Chapter one: The rise of Rapeglish
Chapter two: Why it is so
Chapter three: Hitting home
Chapter four: The blame game
Chapter five: Epic institutional fails
Conclusion: The electronic equivalent of everywhere
If R.D. Laing was correct in saying “few books are forgivable,” then it’s surely the case that fewer still are necessary. This book is. Emma Jane has taken some well-worn media and cultural studies orthodoxies and subjected them to a series of trenchant, persuasive, and often laugh-out-loud criticisms. People analysing cybersphere culture and discourse cannot afford to ignore this book.
Western Sydney University
Misogyny online: a short (and brutish) history is a rigorous, necessary and at times terrifying exploration of one of the most pressing and rapidly growing forms of harassment and abuse of women and girls today. Dr Jane’s interrogation of the rhetoric of sexualised, gendered violence and the rise of multi-perpetrator attacks on individual women using digital technology is a must-read for a greater understanding of this phenomenon and its impact on democracy, culture and the individual.
UNICEF National Ambassador for Child Survival, feminist commentator and human rights advocate
The book is well–written, engaging and worth a read, and it will interest those who want to study or learn more about cyber hate culture, gender and online harassment.
New Zealand Sociology
A powerful text .... essential reading for everybody
Miss Desiree Jansen
Higher Education, Accrington And Rossendale College