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From the Streets to the Web

Looking at Feminist Activism on Social Media

Does social media enable forming networks of solidarity between different marginalised groups? Is there a space for non-normative discourses such as the discourse on pleasure? Does digital technology aid in the construction of feminist counter-publics? These are some of the questions explored in this paper. Power relations that operate through social media, including forms of gendered and sexualised violence, are also discussed.

A casual conversation with my Gender Studies professor a few years ago revealed her deep sense of apprehension about the future of feminism. Apathetic and apolitical is how she described whom she called the younger generation of feminists. To me, who had always held my peers in high regard for their

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