Sweating in Public: Some Thoughts About Writing on the Internet While Being a Woman
Keywords:Online harassment, rape culture, feminist resistance
This paper uses autho-theory and affect to think through the repercussions of writing from a gendered perspective in public spaces and on social media.
Cet article se sert de la théorie de l’auteur et de la théorie des affects pour réfléchir aux répercussions du fait d’écrire selon une perspective sexospécifique dans les espaces publics et sur les médias sociaux.
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