Saddleback College Cybersexism First Experience with The Internet Discussion

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Cybersexism (page 253)

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Engaging the Text 1 - 5

Exploring Connections 6

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Love Me Tinder (page 270)

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Engaging the Text 1 - 4

Exploring Connections 5

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Cybersexism

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My first experience with the internet was exiting. Like Penny, I was quite excited that I

would chat with strangers hence no one would judge me based on gender simply because they
did not know me. I believe that Penny had a similar experience in the sense that she engaged in
charts where people could pretend to be a teacher of a thirteen-year-old girl from England’s
south coast (Turkle, 254). I found life online liberating to some extent considering that I did not
have to comply with the informal rules that governed gender in the real world. People online
were more lenient and did not know me. There are various ways in which life online is more
liberating for women than for men. First, women can be treated like normal persons online,
rather than women, as long as no one knows that they are women (Turkle, 255). Not only that,
the internet facilitates healthy conversations that educate women regarding their freedom and
gender issues (Turkle, 257).
2.

Patriarchal surveillance on the internet according to Penny is the monitoring of a woman’s

every move on the internet in search of weak points that one can use to control them. in Penny’s
case, her photos, taken when she was naïve and knew very little about the world she was yet to
enter, were used to control her or demonstrate that someone had authority over her (Turkle 258).
Women are likelier to fall victim to patriarchal surveillance because unlike men,...


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