Title

How Not to be a Troll: Practicing Rhetorical Technofeminism in Online Comments

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-7-2018

Publication Title

Computers and Composition

First page number:

1

Last page number:

12

Abstract

This article addresses the problem of toxic troll commenting culture through a rhetorical technofeminist approach that sits at the intersections of technologies, bodies, identities, power, and rhetoric. From this rhetorical technofeminist framework, we analyze toxic commenting culture and offer creative possibilities for resisting such oppressive power formations and social practices. We apply the framework to a first-year writing seminar to analyze and confront toxic commenting culture before offering additional research and pedagogical sites to address socio-technological challenges and oppressive power formations in society.

Keywords

Digital writing; Feminist pedagogy; Public rhetoric; Technofeminism; Trolls

Disciplines

Communication

Language

English

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