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Misogyny and Media in the Age of Trump

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Misogyny and Media in the Age of Trump argues that misogyny has increased in the United States under President Trump and that although women's experiences under misogyny are by no means universal, patriarchal social and institutional systems facilitate gender-based hostility. Systemic misogyny and power inequities are at the root of male-on-female bullying, the bullying and harassment of non-hegemonic males and other minorities as well as sexual harassment, rape, and even murder. Given the prevalence of misogyny, and its deep rootedness in religion, it is argued that the social contract needs to be rewritten in order to have a just, gender- and race-equitable society. Misogyny creates a clash of cultures between men and women, hegemonic and non-hegemonic males, feminists and INCELS, the powerful and the oppressed, natives and marginalized minorities, the conservative and the liberal/progressive. This book explores misogyny across media ranging from political and editorial cartoons to news, sport, film, television, social media (especially Twitter), and journalistic organizations that address gender inequities. The authors argue that the current era of conservative populism ushered in by President Donald Trump and the Republicans constitute the social-cultural and political environment that have given rise to the #MeToo Movement and Fourth Wave Feminism.
Maria B. Marron is professor of journalism and mass communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Preface and Introduction Maria B. Marron Part I: Misogyny in the 21st Century Chapter 1: Under His Eye: Mediated Misogyny in the Era of Global Conservative Populism Meredith L. Pruden Chapter 2: Situating the Fourth Wave of Feminism in Popular Media Discourses Miglena Sternadori Chapter 3: #MeToo, Tacit Consent, and the Social Contract: Social Activism and Civil Disobedience in the 21st Century Hoon J. Lee Chapter 4: The Demographics of Misogyny Jessica Loyet Gracey Chapter 5: Female Misogyny and Political Power Leah Hutton Blumenfeld Part II: Misogyny and #MeToo Chapter 6: From #YesAllWomen to #MeToo: Identifying Media Preferences in Online Feminist Movements Lauren Wilks Chapter 7: #MeToo and Civic Debate: The Cultivation of Toxic Masculinity in Twitter Discourse Jennifer A. Jackson and James Carviou Chapter 8: #MeToo: Revealing Misogyny, One Post at a Time Sarah Lewington Chapter 9: Movements in Marginalized Spaces: How Native Media Give Momentum to #MeToo in Indigenous Communities Ellen Ahlness Part III: Misogyny, Media, and Religion Chapter 10: Mediated Misogyny through the Millennia: The Ancient and Religious Roots of Hating Women Debra Mason Chapter 11: The Power of Accepting One's Own Subjugation: Why Mormon Women Stay Mormon M. N. Roberts Chapter 12: The #MeToo Movement Encourages Women Evangelicals to Fight for Equality Judith P. Roberts Part IV: Misogyny and Media: The U.S. Perspective Chapter 13: News Media: Female Journalists Address Misogyny: JAWS, AWSM, and Riotrrrs Pamela J. Creedon and Yulia S. Medvedeva Chapter 14: News Media: Silencing Sexual Assault: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Misogynistic Media Coverage of Sexual Assault Cases Skye de Saint Felix Chapter 15: Sport: #TakeAKnee and the Intersection of Toxic Masculinity and Race Katie Blevins Chapter 16: Cartoons: Exploring Misogyny and Women's Representation in Editorial and Political Cartoons Dorothy Bland Chapter 17: TV: #MeToo, Moonves, and Media Misogyny: A Leadership Crisis in the Television Industry Alison Novak Chapter 18: TV: "Welcome to Hell": The Rhetorical Strategies of SNL's #MeToo Satire Wendy M. Weinhold and Alison Fisher Bodkin Chapter 19: TV: "A Demented Declaration of Love": The Deconstruction of Rape Culture in Netflix's Jessica Jones Graeme Wilson About the Editor About the Contributors
Maria Marron assembled a rich group of scholars who offer a deep examination of how misogyny and media intersect during a tumultuous time in American culture and politics. The works in this book offer a range of topics, perspectives, and methods for thinking more deeply about how an ingrained contempt for women permeates and influences our society. I especially appreciate Marron's recommendations for rectifying misogyny, which is an essential part of the conversation. -- Dustin Harp, University of Texas at Arlington
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