Feminist responses to sexual harassment in academe: Voice, solidarity and resistance through online activism

Anitha, Sundari, Marine, Susan and Lewis, Ruth (2020) Feminist responses to sexual harassment in academe: Voice, solidarity and resistance through online activism. Journal of Gender-Based Violence, 4 (1). pp. 9-23. ISSN 2398-6808

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Abstract

This paper takes as its starting point the compilation and circulation online of a list naming alleged sexual harassers in Indian academia in order to examine broader questions about the nature of online activism to address gender-based violence. Set against the historical silencing of women who speak about violence as well as institutional mechanisms to address this issue through due process, we examine the meaning, impact and limitations of this list, which generated considerable discord and debate within feminists in India. In doing so, we consider the place of these new forms of collective actions and expressions of solidarity within the broader feminist campaigns to resist violence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: #MeToo, online activism, feminist social movements, sexual violence
Subjects: L300 Sociology
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2020 13:57
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2020 14:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/41912

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