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.
Public reaction on Twitter exploded after Christine Blasey Ford testified she was
sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh when they were teens. He denied her allegations
and became the 114th justice on the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 6, 2018.
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