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Digital Feminist Activism in the Case of the Academic Appeal Against Sexual harassment #akademiuppropet
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. (Arbete, familj och nära relationer)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3565-7569
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this paper I analyze #akademiuppropet from a digital feminist perspective. Feminist activists are increasingly turning to digital technologies and social media platforms to dialogue, network and organize against sexism, misogyny, harassment and rape (Mendes et al., 2018) and #akademiuppropet is one example where women working in Swedish academic institutions got together to highlight the issue of sexual harassment. Data is gathered through qualitative interviews with 14 women that experienced sexual harassment in academia. During the interviews we talked about what #akademiuppropet and #metoo meant for them, and how they thought it might be a force for change. Results show that the use of social media, as one of many tools in organizing and mobilising the movement, has made it possible to put equal opportunity high on the agenda. This also indicates that many “small whisperings” can be turned into a powerful collective voice – as we have seen with the #metoo movement. Even so, the work is not finished, and we will have to continue to work together in our organizations and with a long-term perspective.

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2019.
Keywords [en]
digital activism, hashtag activism, feminist movement
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-75896OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-75896DiVA, id: diva2:1345904
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14th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Manchester, UK, August 20-23, 2019
Note

Feminist Movements: Mobilizations and limitations

Available from: 2019-08-26 Created: 2019-08-26 Last updated: 2019-08-27Bibliographically approved

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