Maternal Rights Digital Activism and Intersectional Feminism

Medrado, A. and Muller, A. 2018. Maternal Rights Digital Activism and Intersectional Feminism. Brazilian Journalism Research. 14 (1), pp. 174-201. https://doi.org/10.25200/BJR.v14n1.2018.1055

TitleMaternal Rights Digital Activism and Intersectional Feminism
TypeJournal article
AuthorsMedrado, A. and Muller, A.
Abstract

This article seeks to obtain a deepened understanding of the phenomenon of maternal rights digital activism, drawing from an analysis of Cientista Que Virou Mãe (CQVM or Scientist who became a mother, in Portuguese), a blog which became an
independent media platform. By doing this, we hope to fill an important research gap as little is written on the relationships between motherhood, feminism and the media. Based on preliminary evidence, we also wish to suggest that the CQVM platform can be located within the context of digital activism, arguing that the latter has lots to benefit from incorporating the perspectives of intersectional feminism. In order to achieve this, our study has a netnographic inspiration, analyzing one particular event that was significant in the history of the CQVM platform as it echoed the voices of black mothers.

KeywordsDigital activism. Maternal rights activism. Intersectional feminism. Independent media.
JournalBrazilian Journalism Research
Journal citation14 (1), pp. 174-201
ISSN1981-9854
1808-4079
Year2018
PublisherUniversidade de São Paulo
Publisher's version
License
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.25200/BJR.v14n1.2018.1055
Web address (URL)https://bjr.sbpjor.org.br/bjr/issue/view/51
Publication dates
Published2018

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