Misogyny across Global Media argues that, although women’s experiences under misogyny are by no means universal, patriarchal social and institutional systems facilitate gender-based hostility across the globe. Contributors demonstrate how systemic misogyny and power inequities are at the root of women’s suffering at the hands of misogyny, with consequences ranging from sexual harassment to rape and even murder. This book provides an interdisciplinary overview of systemic misogyny worldwide, analyzing specific cases such as the controversial Child Marriage Act in Bangladesh, sexual harassment in India’s Bollywood culture, rape culture among military forces in Jammu and Kashmir, the murder of female students in Kenya, and femicide in Turkey. This collection discusses how misogyny creates a clash of cultures between men and women, the powerful and the oppressed, and the conservative and the liberal, and uncovers the evils that are perpetrated against women worldwide as a result of systemic misogyny. Scholars of gender studies, media studies, and cultural studies will find this book particularly useful.
Maria B. Marron is professor of journalism and mass communications in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Chapter 1: #WhatNext: Political Implications of the #MeToo Campaign Aftermath
Bernadette Ann Bowen
Chapter 2: From Sexual Explicitness to Invisibility in Resistance Art: Coloniality, Rape Culture, and Technology
Chloe S. Georas
Chapter 3: The Artists, the Institutions, and the Accusations: The #MeToo Movement ant the ArtWorld
Chapter 4: Women as ‘Sites of Gendered Politics’: Misogyny of Religions in Armed Conflict
Tamanna M. Shah
Chapter 5: Misogyny and Philogyny in Music: Shakira, Rihanna, and Madonna
Ali Kumael Rizvi and Wajiha Raza Rizvi
Chapter 6: “The R in R&B”: Rape, Race, and Representation in Surviving R. Kelly
Adelina Mbinjama-Gamatham, Thabo Ramphobole, and Nancy Morkel
Chapter 7: Media Coverage of the Misogynistic and Controversial Child Marriage Restraint Act (2017) in Bangladesh
Chapter 8: Misogyny and Social Ethics: Responses in Vedic and Other Texts
Chapter 9: Mitigating Misogyny in India: Theorizing Digital-Age Feminist Activism in the World’s Largest Democracy
Chapter 10: News Sourcing, Gender, and Misogyny in #MeToo India: A Content Analysis of the #MeTo Movement in Indian Newspapers
Shreenita Ghosh and Kruthika Kamath
Chapter 11: Self-Acceptance and Hip-Hop Music: An Exploration among Female Students at Delhi University
Chapter 12: Negotiating Gender Spaces in Mainstream Bollywood Narratives: A Thematic Discourse Analysis of Female Representation
K. M. Baharul Islam and Sana Fatima
Chapter 13: Representations of Misogyny in the Kenyan Media: A Case Study of the Online Versions of the Nairobian and the Star Newspapers
Muthoni E. King’ori and Joseph Nyanoti
Chapter 14: ‘The Media are Male’: The Violence of Women’s Representation in Zimbabwean Media
Chapter 15: Sexist Hate Speech and the Reproduction of Power Inequalities on Social Media: The Murder of Ceren Damar in Turkey
Chapter 16: The Representation of Misogyny and #MeToo in the English and Irish Press
Lori F. Brost and Maria B. Marron
About the Contributors
Focusing on different media (music, film, social media) in diverse regions of the world – from the U.S. and the U.K. to Turkey, India, Kenya, and Zimbabwe – Misogyny across Global Media is a welcome addition to the growing research and debates in the gender and media field on the sexualization and objectification of women within popular culture in the digital age. Scholars in this timely edition engage with a range of topics, from rape culture and technology, misogyny, Madonna and hip-hop, feminist digital activism and hate speech to the #MeToo movement in India and the US. A must read!
Misogyny is not new, but its representation in today’s media is modernized in multiple ways through new digital formats, as well as traditional ones. As the contributors in Maria B. Marron’s timely edited volume Misogyny across Global Media reveal, hateful and stereotypical misogynistic representation today is also shaped by media conglomeration, new technologies, culture, war, and the legacies of colonialism. Most importantly, authors reveal the ways in which women across cultures are defying mediated misogyny through art, the #MeToo movement, and other strategies. Together, these chapters offer a fresh look at feminist media representation, ethics, and activism in a range of cultural contexts. Interdisciplinary, international, intercultural, and intersectional, this book greatly expands the women-and-media literature.
Across the broad diversity of women in the world—trans and cis, rich and poor, urban and rural, spiritual and agnostic—one thing that is common to their experiences is misogyny. In an age where some powerful women publicly say, "I'm not a feminist", it is crucial that feminism is re-emphasized by scholars and activists alike as the simple fight against gender-based violence in all forms, including the discursive. This book makes a fantastic contribution to the project of fighting for gender equity by showing how misogyny is mediated in diverse contexts across the globe. It is an apt and timely reminder of how our struggles are connected.
It is a new world of old misogynistic practices enacted by a white global patriarchy that is documented in Misogyny across Global Media. Technology has extended male colonial power, but women have countered with their own technological, interpretive, and artistic interventions. Maria B. Marron has gathered strikingly original contributions to our knowledge of the state of this struggle around the world, complete with provocative theoretical explanations of the parts played by technology, religion, politics, news, and art. Contributors give us an unflinching look at the challenges and shortcomings of the resistance, making this book a must-have for every transnational feminist.
This international collection is both timely and important. The contributors tackle an on-going, pervasive, and critical issue with interesting and relevant examples from all over the world. Thus, the volume should be of great interest to scholars and students, as well as the general public.
Misogyny across Global Media will be an excellent resource for all who are interested in misogyny’s ongoing impacts on traditional and “new” media in jurisdictions from around the world. From analyses of the potential and limits of digitally networked movements (e.g. #MeToo) and mainstream media (e.g. newspapers, video, and film) in the battle against misogyny to assessments of the change-making capacities of art in a digital era, this collection provides nuanced, intersectionally-informed accounts related to the US, UK, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Turkey. Its insights are meaningful not only for feminist and media scholars, but also for policymakers, activists, and community organizations engaged in addressing media and its complex relationship with misogyny.