Title

#MeToo: A Case Study in Re-Embodying Information

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-23-2019

Publication Title

Computers and Composition

Abstract

This article examines the feminist hashtag #MeToo. Like other feminist hashtags, #MeToo responds to public misunderstanding,disbelief, or complacency surrounding violence against women. This problem, I argue, is in part a byproduct of digital informationsharing that separates bodies from the information that represents them, and cultural understandings of sexual assault and harassmentthat support rape culture. I draw on a new materialist approach, infused with feminist information studies, to examine the ways inwhich #MeToo acts as a rhetorical census that re-embodies information and resists rape culture.© 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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