Gender and politics: Patriarchal discourse on social media

DEMİRHAN K., Cakir-Demirhan D.

PUBLIC RELATIONS REVIEW, vol.41, no.2, pp.308-310, 2015 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.pubrev.2014.11.010
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.308-310
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Social media is an alternative communication space embedded with opportunities for free and equal participation. However, it perpetuates the dominant discourses on society. This study researches on a Twitter case explaining the production of patriarchal discourse on women with the help of tweets under the hashtag; "a woman has to be". This study supports the idea that social media needs the dynamism of alternative digital publics and alternative discourses to challenge the dominant power relations as well as improving democracy. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.