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Women and minority MPs are particularly at risk of experiencing certain forms of abuse on Twitter

Harmer, Emily and Southern, Rosalynd (2021) Women and minority MPs are particularly at risk of experiencing certain forms of abuse on Twitter. British Politics and Policy at LSE (14 Sep 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Emily Harmer and Rosalynd Southern assess online abuse directed at MPs on Twitter. The findings suggest that for the receipt of certain types of incivility, there is little difference between female and male MPs. However, female MPs were more likely than male MPs to receive generally uncivil tweets, tweets with stereotypes about their identity, and tweets questioning their position as politicians. They also identify more subtle microaggressions that position women and minority MPs as unqualified and unwelcome in politics.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2021 09:36
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2021 09:36
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112363

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