Digital homosociality and networked popular misogyny: researching the intra-actions of teen masculinity and online affordances

Lead Research Organisation: King's College London
Department Name: Digital Humanities


Discourses of networked popular misogyny are entangled with masculinity performance and the
digital platforms which young people use to conduct their social lives (Boyle & Rathnayake, 2019;
Banet-Weiser, 2018). Understanding how networked popular misogyny intra-acts with teen masculinity and homosociality is vital for the development of relevant and impactful digital sex and
relationships education which can challenge gender inequalities. This research will address this by
locating the behaviours and motivations of networked popular misogyny amongst teens then using
findings to develop educational recommendations with sex and relationships education (SRE)
organisation, Sexplain.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P000703/1 30/09/2017 29/09/2027
2435035 Studentship ES/P000703/1 30/09/2020 31/03/2024 Sophie Whitehead