HeForShe, Emma Watson and gender equality on Twitter 🕊

In my previous posts on #RESIST I’ve attempted to bring focus to issues found both inside and out of specific global south development contexts, more specifically those of norm-criticism and its possible (non)effects on the status quo; far-reaching consequences of alternative facts on social media; and pocket (smartphone) activism re: …

TED & TEDx Talks as activism, catalysts of norm-critique and moralism in matters of social change.

“..identity is performatively constituted by the very ‘expressions’ that are said to be its results” -Judith Butler To start off this third part to my blog post venture, I am focusing on a TEDx Talk by Ph.D Sara Edenheim at Umeå University on norm-criticism. As this talk alone may be …

Dangers inherent to social media activism in a world full of ‘alternative facts’

Have you ever seen someone following up their comments on a picture on Instagram, or on say a Facebook post, with references? Yeah, I didn’t think so. What of US president Donald Trump -does he bother to back up his Twitter statements with facts, nah ah. *we all know that …

To boycott or not to boycott, that is the question.

“All powerful social movement tactics have always been premised on a strategic analysis of what the media environment affords. Like it or not, the era of broadcast television has ended, just as surely as the era of broadsheets and pamphlets did. The digital era supports different tactics”.[1] I’m kicking off …