Marko Skoric’s lecture at Malmo University on 8 October 2015, regarding his research on Political Expression, Exposure to Disagreement, and Opinion Shielding on social media as predictors of Citizen Engagement, was a trigger to reflect on a number of issues: the evolution of a new public sphere through social media to democracy and gender discourse.
by Eleni Maria Rozali
Elliot Toger made headlines back in May 2014 with the University of California, Santa Barbara 2014 killings. There he killed six people, injured 13 others and committed suicide.
The police investigation revealed him as an extreme misogynist, inspired to kill women because they had no sexual interest in him. This shocking, yet extreme case, alarmed women across the globe; they took to Twitter and the hashtag #YesAllWomen was born, enabling them to use it on social media to share their stories and experiences of male harassment.