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Forgive me father, for I hate women: anti-feminism and misogyny in the manosphere

Paper
Inge Beekmans
01/11/2018
19 minutes to read

Academics describe the manosphere as “a particularly toxic brand of anti-feminism”. It is a place where promoting rape is acceptable, but saying you hate women is not. This essay examines linguistic structures within the manosphere .

celebrities, gangnam, virality, online YouTube

Overnight celebrities and virality

Article
Ghyli Kirshner
01/11/2018
12 minutes to read

In the past few years certain music videos were impossible to miss. Whether you go viral or not can make or break you. In this paper you can find some world-famous examples.

Why you should not take participants in reality shows seriously

Article
Nesrine Benyakhlaf
10/11/2017
7 minutes to read

Everybody loves a good reality television show, right? However, these shows aren't as innocent as they seem. This article argues that reality shows aren't as innocent as they seem.

Attention Please?

Article
Inge van de Ven
28/11/2016
10 minutes to read

On the false dichotomy between strategies of ‘close’ and ‘distant’ reading. 'We should develop methods that oscillate between both approaches,' says Inge van de Ven (Tilburg University)