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Title: SlutWalk, Feminism, and News
Authors: Mendes, Kaitlynn
First Published: 15-Jan-2014
Number of Pieces: 14
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Citation: Mendes, KD, SlutWalk, Feminism, and News, ed. Silva, K;Mendes, K, 'Feminist Erasures: Challenging Backlash Culture', Palgrave MacMillan, 2014, pp. 219-234 (15)
Abstract: In ‘SlutWalk, Feminism and News,’ Mendes uses the global SlutWalk movement as a case study to assess how, and to what extent, the relationship between SlutWalk and feminism has been represented in global mainstream news. The chapter asks to what extent feminism has been erased or made visible? Are SlutWalks and its participants constructed as part of a larger feminist movement? What kinds of feminism are addressed in coverage? Through analysing 284 news articles, Mendes argues that mainstream news media erased feminism, not only through its wide-scale absence, but through active repudiation and insistence on its redundancy, thereby contributing to a long-standing backlash against feminism.
ISBN: 1137454911
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Chapter
Rights: Mendes, KD, SlutWalk, Feminism, and News, 2015, Copyright © Macmillan Publishers Ltd reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan. Deposited with reference to the publisher's archiving policy available at This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available here: ;
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