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The Utilization of Social Media to Protest Sexual Violence  

Author:  Katherine W. Bogen.; Lindsay M. Orchowski.

Source: Volume 12, Number 02, Fall 2019 , pp.75-82(8)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Social media has grown to become a centerpiece for communication among those promoting social justice for victims of sexual violence. Among other platforms, Twitter is used by survivors of violence for promoting readership of their stories; individuals are tweeting their personal experiences using hashtags such as #NotOkay and #MeToo. Given the recency of this phenomenon, up until now, there has been little analysis of the who, what, when, where, and whys of this particular application of social media. In this article, authors Katherine W. Bogen and Lindsay M. Orchowski take some excellent first steps toward providing such an analysis.

Keywords: Online disclosure movements; #NotOkay; #MeToo; gender-based violence

Affiliations:  1: Rhode Island Hospital; 2: Alpert Medical School, Brown University.

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