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Kropp, tjockhet och genus: En kritisk diskursanalys av nätdiskussionsforumet Flashback
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Body, fatness and gender : A critical discourse analysis on the online discussion forum Flashback (English)
Abstract [en]

In recent years, there have been many debates about fat female bodies in the media. Fat women are often associated with moral failure, laziness and stupidity. Women’s fat bodies are loaded with negative meanings because of dominant negative attitudes. These attitudes tells fat women that they need to change their bodies, in order to fit in a society where beauty standards are characterized with certain ideals around skinnyness.

In this study, i will show how fat female bodies are being discussed on Flashback forum. I’m using a gender and intersectionalitative perspective. Anti-feminists uses Flashback forum to express sexist, homophobic and racist comments about different authors of feminist and body-positive blogs. These feminist bloggers are questioning the oppression that fat women faces in their everyday lives, and they wan’t to make all bodies visable by countering prejudice about fat female bodies.

When does Flashback take threats against female feminist bloggers seriously? 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
Web hatred, flashback, women's bodies, fatness, sexuality, intersectionality
Keyword [sv]
Näthat, flashback, kvinnokroppar, tjockhet, sexualitet, intersektionalitet
National Category
Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-43534OAI: diva2:941767
Subject / course
Gender Studies
Available from: 2016-06-23 Created: 2016-06-22 Last updated: 2016-06-23Bibliographically approved

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