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Sunny Singh Online: When Neutral is Really Default Setting For Male (and White): A Slightly Non-Scientific SocMed Experiment

3.3.16

Sunny Singh Online: When Neutral is Really Default Setting For Male (and White): A Slightly Non-Scientific SocMed Experiment: As a non-white woman who has spent much of her adult life on line as a blogger, writer, journalist and social media user, I am particularly aware of how visible markers of race - especially name and photograph - add to the gendered interactions. Women of colour face - IRL and online - a harassment on both axis.

Moreover, given the scope of the Speech Project, the wheel does not take into account the drip feed of gendered, sexualised and racialised micro-aggressions (such as derailment, dismissal, sealioning) that women, and more acutely, women of colour must cope with online. It is also necessary to differentiate the two - legally defined harassment and microaggressions - even though some impacts may be similar and the intents and tactics may be on the same spectrum.


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