Compare or contrast the first example with the other example. Do the examples use similar strategies
Compare or contrast the first example with the other example. Do the examples use similar strategies? Or do they reflect different approaches to creating social change?
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#WhyIStayed The \”#WhyIStayed\” was initiated by a woman who was a victim of domestic violence. It showed the message that there are many reasons why an abuse victim endures the abuse. The hashtag represents a common misconception about victims of domestic violence. In response to the hashtag, opponents argue that victims of domestic violence should leave their abusive partners out of compassion for themselves and their children (Linabary et al., 2020). Contrary, it is not always easy for someone to leave their partners even when the circumstances are unfavorable. In conclusion, domestic violence can be unpredictable and even detrimental to one\’s health. When abusers control their victim, they usually threaten to hurt themselves or their children. Many abuse victims are afraid that the abuser may hurt them or their children if they leave. The joining of hands by women helped make their voices heard by everyone.
Fig 1.0: Image showing the “WhyIStayed” hashtag
Linabary, J. R., Corple, D. J., & Cooky, C. (2020). Feminist activism in digital space: Postfeminist contradictions in# WhyIStayed. New Media & Society, 22(10), 1827-1848. With this Example:
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The Proud Boys is an alt-right fringe group. It is mainly comprised of white males between the ages of 15-30. It is an all male movement focusing on sexist and chauvinist ideals. They have ties to various neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups. They advocate political violence and victim blaming. The founder of the movement, Gavin McInnes said, \”I want violence, I want punching in the face. I\’m disappointed in Trump supporters for not punching enough.\” (McInnes) The Proud Boys are associated with anti-BLM protests and spreading COVID-19 misinformation. Several participants in the January 6 insurrection were later identified as members of the Proud Boys.
In response to the hateful messages of the Proud Boys, gay men on Twitter appropriated #ProudBoys to show positive images of gay men. George Takei wrote on his Twitter, \”What if gay guys took pictures of themselves making out with each other or doing very gay things, then tagged themselves with #ProudBoys,\” (Takei) The gay community appropriated the hashtag to bring attention to gay pride and to negate the messages of the Proud Boys. The use of Twitter helped mobilize people in time with unfolding events. (McVey and Woods 1) According to McVey and Woods, hashtags work, \”multimodally —as a text, chant, algorithmic organizational tool, and image—to unite strangers in shared discursive action across space and time\” (McVey and Woods 3). #ProudBoys brought the gay community together and the images helped to promote the message of protest against the Proud Boys. The use of images to make a political statement was also used with the Obama Hope campaign. As stated by Gries, \”Obama Hope clearly played an affective role in inducing people to organize and mobilize to help Obama get elected during the 2008 election season and to confront a perceived unjust political system.\” (Gries 275) The image was remixed to symbolize messages of hope during political protests in other countries. The Proud Boys message of white pride was remixed into a message of gay empowerment.
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